I removed the fence and dug out the leaves & Jasmine roots, tilled area with a the Stihl Kombi tiller attachment-which is a awesome product. This borders a tennis court. The owner has a drainage problem, the water backs up on the court but I'm sure after today's massive rain storms that hit this area, the water flowed right off after getting this Jasmine messed removed. There is already pea gravel in this area, As I assume they used it for the foundation when installing the court. Between the metal fence and the wooden fence, there was like a 10" barrier-no man's land between the two fences, thus this area could not be weed eated & debris plus the Jasmine only clogged up the flow of water off the court. The owner is thinking of putting in a French drain. I'm thinking otherwise, I'm thinking about digging it down a few more inches and putting heavy granite rock (1"-2" size), Since the Jasmine debris has been removed, I don't see the need to put in a French drain "now". Then when the yard guy mows, he can blow the leaves out w/o blowing the rock away. The wood fence is NOT going back up where it originally was but moved back a good two feet. This portion of the job, took me 5.10 hrs. Any ideas? Thanks.