Help for difficult spot
On the way to this area....
I've got this eyesore....
My plan is to sheet mulch over this "grass" and create more new beds like I've done in the top photo. However, this area has me concerned because it's a little more problematic.
I have someone coming to remove these two tea trees in the foreground, which were neglected/improperly pruned by the previous owner, I simply can't do anything with them at this point.
My concern about simply removing them, sheet mulching the area and putting in new shrubs is all the competition with the 100' redwoods and this tulip poplar on the city side of the wall. I've got roots running through the area. They aren't so dense that I can't plant between them, but I'm wondering if there are plant selections that would be better than others. This wall is south facing, so sun won't be a problem, just competition for soil.
Any ideas? I'd thought about putting a deck over the area, but I really like the meandering path we've started.