While I've taken care of my mother's front-yard and backyard for many years, it was now time to take care of my own. I waited too long as it grew before I seriously thought about it. Took a few days to get a lawn mower as I had to haggle for a decent trade with my mother on her old one. I don't really have a backyard but a front-yard big enough to make up for that.
It's very difficult to take care of this one I admit. The main culprits are three hills and a ditch. So I had to take different days taking this out piece by piece. On the third day, it was over. It didn't look perfect but I'm not complaining. There is no homeowner association to tell me otherwise on the matter anyway.