One of my biggest challenges last summer was unstoppable fight with grass (see: Lawn Mowing), not to mention larger scale works on roof replacement. But there was another major issue we faced - overgrown bushes and totally deprived landscape.
When dealing with trees and shrubs it's not only about landscape, but also about their health. You want healthy landscape right? Now, we had a really deprival and unhealthy landscape in our backyard territory.
In the middle somewhere there are cherry trees, plum trees and apple trees. Barely can notice anyone yet.
I was tired from yesterday's roof removal works, and instead of myself trimming and chain sawing here I asked our worker to take care of this. God, that guy was our best find that summer, he is a virtues at anything he does, without help of him I doubt we would finish 20% of our works there. That is a good lesson, you cannot handle everything - you need help to achieve your goals.
Pile of twigs
They are going to that huge fire place together with old wooden shingle from roof (Actually, you can sell twigs to some wood chip guys)
Now you can at least notice some shapes and forms of trees growing here.
Now, from these logs a nice fire wood will be made and lovely Christmas evenings will be spent in front of the fireplace (still need to construct that before)