Here is the before:
And, the after:
This is still a work in progress. If you look behind the tree, at the weeds, that's pretty much what my backyard was looking like. Embarrassing! My two neighbors helped me with this on their own whim (amazingly nice people!) so I can't even take credit for it. I want to plant grass and then I will be hanging cloth diapers to sun once I buy a line.