You understand the feeling. I get upset with my tenants when they park their cars in the yard or fill it with junk. It happens so often that I put in concrete poles or large coral rocks to keep them out. I am probably the only landlord who makes an effort to have a nice landscape, especially since the homes I have are in not so nice areas. Lately I have been switching to retirees who complain more but cause less damage. They love the green lawns and trees, hedges, flowers, etc. It amazes me that customers in more affluent areas would spend the money on a landscape, only to let it fail. Around here we can go from October-May and get only 4 inches of rain. When the summer comes it rains every other day and the weeds are impossible! I usually put gravel in the swale but in the summer it turns into sandspur heaven.