We removed lots of junk as well as about 200 square feet of cement.
Lots of new plants will be going in soon.
When we first moved into this house, the backyard was pretty trashed. The people that lived here before us (renters who we knew) said they'd already done a great deal to improve the yard.
Once we were moved in, we threw away the miscellaneous dryer, the rotting gazebo, and lots of junk. Then we broke up most of the cement and planted a vegetable garden, an herb garden and some random flowers.
Unfortunately, once I had the twins I couldn't do much of anything back there and the yard fell back into disrepair.
Since we moved away, a friend of ours, Brett, has been hauling away more trash, laying grass, and preparing plant beds.