Jimmy in front of the garage. The foliage in this area of our front yard is out-of-control and we have no idea what all is under it.
Same area; different view. We knew one stump was hidden beneath that big hump, but what else?
Five stumps! And lots of log sections... all of it grossly intertwined with ivy and St Johns Wort.
This pic shows their trailer half full. By the time these guys were finished, the trailer was bulging!
1. Very green. Impossible to use. Notice stump.
Vinca periwinkle - pretty flowers. Stay back: VERY AGGRESSIVE.
We had no idea where to begin. This stuff is impossible to contain or control.
I didn't like standing in the St Johns Wort. Spiders hide in it.
2. Our heroes arrive! And they set right to it. Notice the stump is uncovered.
Carlos staggers to dump this load in the trailer just out of the picture.
He looks like an animated Christmas tree.
Hard work. We didn't want heavy machinery back here because of our septic tank field lines.
Uh-huh. Another uprooted stump is uncovered, with blackberry vines,
St Johns Wort and Vinca all tangled in the root system.
Many hours later, and roto-tilled, doesn't this look fine?
Looks like good garden-growing soil.
3. They got that uprooted stump on the right out of the ground and will take it away when they return. We now have a back yard. The work isn't quite finished, but at least we can see the ground! Again, compare stump on left to photos 1 and 2.