There's an area in our back yard under the big holly tree where the grass just would not grow. It was driving me crazy for some time, and no matter how hard I tried, only the weeds seemed to thrive.
So hubby and I cleared it out, roots and all, leveled it nicely, and spread down pine bark mulch. This area is in the middle of two stone walk ways.
Our little helpers.
And after all day working in the warm sun, I must say I'm quite happy with how it turned out.