Help Redoing Yard
After years of neglect, it is time to renovate my yard to actually look like something worth seeing. So from the picture that I have attached, that tree is no longer there and it is just a stump that needs removal. There are two more trees along the wall to the right of the old tree (one apple and one plum).
The rest of the space is just old dirt where grass once sat as you can see in the picture. Now it is primarily hardened dirt with weeds here and there.
I have no idea where to start, do I till the entire area? Do I need to add some type of weed or grass killer?
I would love to be able to start some type of vegetable/herb garden, but want to make sure I'm not just throwing away money by planting or sowing seeds where the conditions are just poor. Please help my poor yard!