We bought our house about 8 months ago and the front yard is just a horrible eye sore. I've been told by the neighbor that the previous owner could not grow grass (fescue and st. augustine) Plus the yard is is alomost completely shaded by Live Oak Trees. I do not want to waste a bunch of money on trying different ideas. I'm scared to get started! I need an inexpensive way to make my yard pretty. We are first time homeowners.