I got some great work in today in the yard. My dog has had some issues jumping our 4' chain link fence. I'm not yet ready to up the fence to a 6' chain link, so I decided to put some plants up near the perimeter to keep her from clearing it. I've been looking around for some southern way myrtles and found some at Home Depot this morning so I bought two of those, one willow tree, one Texas lilac, and one yucca. I put the wax myrtles up against the fence, transplanted a Bufford holly in between them, and then put the willow where the holly had been.
The owners of the house before me put a wood fence up just inside of the chain link and it only ran about 30 feet down one fence. So several months ago I pulled that fence out, but left the posts in place. I finally hammered away at the posts with a sledge and busted up the concrete holding them down. We've gotten a ton of rain lately, so it made it really easy to push/pull and finally pry the damn thing out of the ground.
I then spread some red cypress mulch around the entire flower bed and it added some great color. The backyard is finally looking really nice. Too bad the mesquitos are the size of horses right now so I won't be able to enjoy it too much before it gets too cool.