I have just completed the first task of tearing out all the tall weeds along the south side of the house and carting the huge mounds of organic matter to the compost pile. That'll be some tasty stuff in a couple of months. One side effect is that, thanks to the large crop of catnip, I'm now very popular with the cat.
Stage 2 will be removing the volunteer tree that's sprung up behind the shrubbery and transplanting the hostas that were inadvisably placed there. But first! Re-hydrate and cool off a bit.