In our backyard is a Rose of Sharon tree with lovely white flowers. Underneath it is a blue Hydrangea, a ugly statue (inherited from the previous owner and never removed by us as we had other things to deal with), and a viney plant which was slowly choking the tree to death and taking over that section of the yard. After two years of ignoring it, we finally decided to get in there and take care of the mess. We spent about a week digging out the viney plant, removing it from the tree, and digging up clods of grass, shaking the dirt out of them and throwing them away in yard waste bags (though I used a few to fill in some divits in our yard). The work was back breakingly hard. Nearly a week after finishing, my back is still killing me. But it’s done now and looks amazing. Ann picked out and planted all of the perennials.