First Post, so hi! I'm renting and I think I've taken on a little more than I can handle with the gardens. The other two are slightly more under control, but this part is just dire. I think I need to dig it all up and start again. What would you do if this mess was yours? Bear in mind I'm renting and don't want to spend hundreds! The patio. I can't get the slabs relaid so my plan for this is to kill the grass and weeds growing through, then clean with a pressure washer. Any tips on stopping the weeds coming back without getting a new patio? The borders. There's a handful of nice plants there, I think I want to add some flowering hedgerow type plants, low maintenence and big and bushy so less room for weeds. As you can see my garden gets a fair bit of sunshine on a nice day, with one side stay g in shade pretty much the whole time. I'm thinking Holly for the shaded side, we have a lot of birds that eat berries. Paint the delapidated fence a nice bright shade and add a little picket fence or log border roll. I know those rot after a few years but I'm renting, so that's more my budget. I have a dog and the garden attracts a lot of bees and birds even in this state, so I need to consider the safety and environments of the wildlife and dog too. I've never had a garden before, I'm not really sure what to do! I started by pulling up two wheelie bins worth of goose grass!