garden help for someone on a budget and a novice to boot
I have purchased my first home which is a town house. I am happy although my garden is a bit of a problem.
I have uploaded a picture below.
Essentially what I need is advice on what to do with it while maintaining a low low budget.
Essentially the garden is like this.
A small patio area which leads to a wall with a small gate. This has a step an immediate right angle another two steps another right angle and some more steps to the second level.This is gravel stones which then leads to some more steps and another level of gravel.
On each level (beside each flight of steps are plant beds. Alone the edges of the garden are various hedges and trees. The previous owners didn't seem to have any reasoning behind plant positioning and just put stuff everywhere and then let it go jumunji.
Each plant bank is slopped and generally looks untidy. I would rather have it flat if possible.
So what I need is a plan of action on what to do.
I will cut the trees and plants along the edges back to restore some shape but it is more the plant beds I need help with. I am unsure what to do regarding the first level one becasue it is relatively steep slope so I don't know what to do with all the bark/soil and removing it and lowering it would then leave a really high looking wall which I don't want. There is also a giant bush that has been plonked in the to the left of centre which makes trying to move the plants about really difficult.
I am really happy with my house but the garden is really letting it down and bothers me to the point where I don't want to be out there and takes the enjoyment out a little so any help would be great.