Here is what the majority of the backyard (missing the right side) looked like before the "haircut".
And then this is what the palm trees look like after their haircut (bushes aren't cut)
And finally this is with everything cut and everything raked out (we discovered all this stone under all that foliage). You can also see in the back near the jetted tub that we also trimmed that palm tree.
Now we are going to lay weed free fabric, clean off the old stones and put them back and then top them off with some fresh stone. Then we need to tackle the rest of the yard!