Once the professionals get involved, things really get moving. In a day, the old boardwalk has been completely torn up.
The ground lights that once spotted the yard and all the electrical have been removed.
And the stone that filled the yard has been hauled off. The two remaining plants will be transplanted to a different area so this section can become all grass.
They also smoothed out the bumps in the terrain and graded it for proper drainage. It's a bit odd that a dirt lot looks better than the old yard, but even in this condition, the yard is already improved.