Posted: 23/07/2014 at 12:06
Hi Eve , Don't get rattled at least your garden is not an overgrown jungle plenty of scope there i see. the long thin boarder would be great for roses, hebe's and aqualiga
daffodils,tulips in the spring but that grass has just got to go some hard work there, you can hire a turf cutter and lift it that way then rotavate it until you have a fine till, at some growmore and manure ( you can get bagged stuff from your local garden center its safe and not smelly, if the soil below is rough add some soil conditioner.
If hire is too expensive bribe the old man, ask him to dig it all over at least a spade deep, for his reward he can have a pint down the local LOL.
don't rush straight into it,take your time nothing much will happen whilst the weather is so hot.
encourage your tot by letter him or her help, get them interested early they will have a ball. do not forget the garden is for the whole family an area for the wee ones, area for adults and planting etc.
most of all have fun, contact me if needs be, for advice