This has been one of my major projects lately. And I won’t lie. It’s been backbreaking. The monkey grass is nearly impossible to divide and all those little trees you see? Many of them had root systems three feet long! It was a lot bigger project than I was counting on, but it looks so much better, even without being planted yet.
After digging up all of it by hand, I added around four inches of composted wood shavings/manure over shredded paper and a little kitchen compost.