Chronic health problems have kept me from holding a job or contributing to the upkeep of our yard the past few years. My husband needs to work long hours preventing him from regularly attending to yard maintenance. Instead of a budget for somebody else to care for our landscaping needs we had medical costs and the unexpected breakdown and replacement of car parts, an entire central air conditioning unit, and the clothes washer and dryer.
Our grass and flower bed is virtually choked out by dandelions and a handful of other weeds; the boxwoods the previous owners planted against the wall are out of control, practically smothering the outdoor unit for the a/c and hiding one rose bush completely; saplings have taken root against the foundation of the house; fungus is trying to destroy some plants; and fire ant (to which I am deathly allergic) mounds abound. Please help us.