Apparently this is called the "parkway strip." I noticed recently that our parkway strip is in worse shape than anyone else's on the entire block — and that's saying something, since this is South Berkeley.
I don't want to sound like even more of an incompetent dad than I already do, but I haven't mowed a lawn since I was in high school.
But I manned up and I borrowed a weed wacker from a neighbor (she even showed me how to string it).
The end result couldn't be described as "manicured." But I'm hoping it will keep me from running afoul of city authorities.