Before our makeover.
The structure of the garden - a well-made and beautiful pation filled about a third of the area. The backbone was mostly okay. The trees and shrubs were well-placed and healthy. They needed trimming and shaping.
Some of the plants were out of control. They needed to be divided and moved around a bit. There were some weeds but it was not an excessive amount. Bare spots, here and there, just cried out to me to plant them. The garden just needed to be put back in order - yet keep an informal and natural look about it.