I live in the North Oklahoma City area (Zone 7) and I have a 6-8 foot tall, 30+ foot long, east-facing, brick wall acting as the fence between my backyard and a busy main street. This is my first home and the house/property is not very old, meaning that it was clear cut and striped, then had sod laid. My back windows all face west toward the wall and I'm wanting to make the view more appealing and help dampen some of the traffic sound. I have zero gardening experience, so I'm looking for easy ideas that will not be out of my depth, but will make me want to play outside with my two year old son or have dinner on our small covered porch with husband. Here's a picture, so you can see my "lovely" back yard. IMG_0773.jpg