...I so am that girl.
Behold, the big, ugly, prickly, overgrown haven to spiders and other critters that has been the bane of my doorstep for the almost two years I've lived here.
In a heap. Because I sawed it to the ground!
And now the sun is shining on my doorstep!
(and if the landlord asks, yes, we "trimmed" the bushes)