Looking for a few ideas... Lost here!
I've recently purchased a new property with the intention to live in. I have just found out that I have to relocate in a month for a 2-5 year contract overseas.
When we first purchased, the garden was extremely overgrown and you couldn't even see past the back porch. I have spent the past couple of months just trying to get the garden cleared to when I can see what I have to work with. The clearing is finished but at the moment it's quite bare with a lot of mud/soil exposed due to digging, clearing and endless rain.
Regarding the level of work that I'd like to do, I don't want to just keep it plain and boring as most rental properties are. I look at this as my home so want it nice but I also realise that most tenets won't care for it as I'd like. So where I'm stuck is how to keep the costs down and what to plant that will add a bit of a personal touch/cover the mud but also something that will take care of itself over the years and not go completely crazy over the years. to where it has to be cleared completely again.
I've included a few photos so you can see what I have to work with. Please keep in mind that the garden was so overgrown when I first moved in that you couldn't even see to the back.