Grrr at silly people and especially grrrr at cat sitters!
I'm going to parkrun tomorrow ... There, now I've said it, I'll have to, won't I?
Unfortunately Pippette won't be there as she is racing. (Rowing)
MC sounds like you need Nogs with a chainsaw and rotavator (but they compact your soil...) a garden near here was remodelled and planted professionally and has stayed looking good. Less so now as I think there is only the widowed husband left and now rather elderly.