How to Remove a Neglected Garden
I have a reasonably large (maybe 20ft 20ft) perennial garden in the back of my yard. Talking to neighbors, it seems that it has been neglected for years. It is now a mix of well established perennials, very well established weeds and small volunteer trees. I'd like to start over and make it smaller - filling in some of the area with grass.
How do I get rid of all these perennials, weeds and trees? The soil is clay and very compacted there, I honestly don't even know how the garden grows back every year.
I'll sheepishly admit that I'd like to do this in as quick and easy a way as possible. I'm not opposed to chemicals, even though I know you can't necessarily plant in the same spot until the next year. Thanks!