So, my parents said that I can have the side yard of the house to plant what ever I want. The space is the length of the house and about 4-5ft wide. It gets very little sun, but it is EXTREMELY hot most of the time. It is completely over grown with weeds, little trees that came from a huge tree we have in the front yard, random bushes and more weeds. About 85-90% of it is dead, do to severe neglect. There is also a cat who likes to rome around in it and leave behind little gifts that smell awfull. i need for that to stop. I would like to know how to clean it out, a list of things I need to clean it out with, how to fix the soil, as well as some ideas on what to put there. I am a new gardener, i have only had one plant in my whole life, whch did prety well actually. But anyways, I need it simplified for now!