When I first came onto the property for our first house flip, I took a look around to see what my assets were. Two things I found was a wonderful compost bin and a pile of bricks.
I used the bricks to add a border around an area of the house that needed softening. Since my personal garden needed thinning, I brought a few plants from home to use in the new bed. I put down a layer of cardboard for weed control and to attract earthworms.