I just moved into a house where the previous occupants kept a very lovely yard full of flowers and trees and shrubs. And then they divorced and the guy let it go. For about a year and a half. How do I - where do I begin? The entire yard is seriously overgrown and I, unfortunately, am the killer of plants that cannot be killed. I don't even know how to approach this. I have flowers growing out of control everywhere, a bush that has completely overtaken an entire corner, another bush that has inundated a tree...it all seems so overwhelming. Don't yell at me, but would it be appropriate to just mow it all down with the lawn mower? Will it grow back? If not, how do I thin this out? I live kind of far out from the center of town- 17 miles- and I've played heck getting anyone out here to look at it and I can't stand to look at it myself anymore. What can I do? How do I start to clean this up?