Posted: 26/06/2012 at 14:26
Let's not be too dramatic with the kill everything approach, there's nothing there that a little hard work and knowledge can't sort out.
My first question would be do you know anyone with a few years gardening experience? It would be a good idea to get someone you know to have a walk around your garden with you and have a chat about what you sould keep and what you should pull up.
Weed killer and improving the soil will not stop any weeds dormant in the soil from coming back, knowledge of what the plants are is the best form of defence.
I'm guessing Mum's a new gardener and wish her the very best of luck.