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Starting on the landscaping

A few weeks ago our yard looked like this.  That pile of dirt has been there since we excavated driveway almost two years ago.
Now that we are finally ready to do something about the yard we gave away the fence on Craigslist.  I was surprised by how many people wanted an old fence that needed some serious work.  Within a few hours I found someone who would remove the fence and haul it away.  Free materials for him, less work for me.
We found a contractor who was willing to spread the dirt, remove the large rocks and put a 2% slope on the yard for $389, less than we would have spent just to rent the equipment.  Plus the results are so much better than we could have accomplished on our own.
 Now that the yard is level we need to install the sprinkler system, bring in top soil and get some grass started.  Our excavation guy will be back next weekend to do some work in the front yard.  I'm sure our neighbors are breathing a sigh of relief.



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