Badly neglected gardens are difficult to handle because so much needs attention all at once. Emergency injections of time and energy, and sometimes money, are needed. The only way to manage it is to prioritize the work, so you don’t feel that you have to tackle everything at once. Start with those things that matter most to the health and life of the garden, and those that matter most to you as the person living with it.
— Stephen Anderton, Rejuvenating a Garden