So here is how the spot in the backyard looks now. I spent this morning clearing away the pile of dirt/mud covered roots. The curb is piled high and those monsters are sprouting already. Yikes!! There's still a little finessing to be done, especially where the dirt covers the walk way (on the right side of the photo) but I have no energy for this right now. That will involve lifting the stones that form the pathway and filling underneath them to keep dirt from collecting in the future. I may move some of the concrete ornaments scattered about the yard over to this spot, just for fun.