Help - Garden total restoration
I'm a very new gardener, and I've just moved into a house that has a somewhat neglected back garden. I'm in the San Francisco Bay area (8 or 9 zone?). It's a little overwhelming, so I have the urge to rip it all out and start over, but I've decided to seek some help first and see if I can't salvage most of it. I know next-to-nothing about gardening - so whatever assistance, however basic, would be of use. I've got a few ideas and also a few photos, but I'd really appreciate help on how to get this mess back under control, and figuring out what it is I have here!
Here is a link that might be useful: Garden photos