We may not have done all we might have done to the house, but we haven't neglected the garden. Well you can't, can you? A neglected garden ceases to be a garden very, very quickly.
I repaired the garden path the other day. One of the crazy paving slabs was poking its nose in the air and people who don't lift their feet properly- like me- were tripping over it. When I lifted it I found the trouble was being caused by a root- which I removed- surgically- chop, chop- with my spade.