How to remove the cement in my backyard?

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Hi--I live in a rowhouse in Brooklyn, NY. Our backyard is about 20'x 50'. We've had the house for about 12 years. My family and I live on the top two floors. We don't use the yard very often, as we rent out the ground floor apartment, although we do have direct access via a small second floor deck. All that said I am tired of looking at a barren yard with some disorganized planting around the sides and a lot of crack cement in the center (my son actually used the yard as the setting for a video he filmed for school on the risks of nuclear proliferation!). So, the first step would be to get rid of the cement. Is it advisable to do this as a DIY project? If so, I would love any advice about how to best go about it!


Thank you!!


Anne

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