Waaaaaaay too much. It has long bothered me, when looking out the window (behind the orange chairs), that all I can see is St. Augustine and my neighbors house.
In effort to reduce this oversized lawn and blur the view of both neighbors and the street, I've been slowly extending this bed along the edge of my yard, seen here as it looked during the first spring we lived here – 2011.
Last fall, I had the bed stretched out to just beyond my 'Easy Does It,' rose.
In early winter, I plopped in a Mexican Buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa), along with a couple of little companions over to one side where I could see it from the aforemention window.
The Buckeye is a native that I've been considering for some time since their large winter seed pods grabbed my attention outside Oak Cliff's Belmont Hotel where they are beautifully planted along a walkway.
The idea of this stupid looking isolated planting was to motivate myself to dig out the area in between. Same thing I did when I first began curving this bed around the front of the yard.
You can kind of see the cut lines I made with my edger.
Doing all the work myself with a shovel and mattock, it did not happen quickly, but the bed is now one long curvy snake, ammended with compost and worm castings, that will be widened and stuffed with plants over time.