Been slowly but surely working on turning my yard from crap into something hopefully halfway decent. It's come a long way from what it was, but, still has even further to go. Hope to learn a bunch from you guys and receive guidance where and when necessary. Everyone loves pics. Day we bought the house. Random bushes and shrubs everywhere, NO rhyme or reason (I mean, who does that, look at them!), and this huge stupid planter covered in Ivy. Jeez. You can imagine how fun it was getting all this out of the ground. Just really ugly, and crowded. And random. Pulled out all the bushes and shrubs, leaving behind the big row of hedges, and that evergreen tree that was randomly planted in the middle of the yard. This was 2 years ago. I'm a slow worker. Actually I just have major ADD...I can't finish one project before I start another one around here. Still nasty, as of 2 weeks ago. Said to hell with it, neither I nor my neighbors could see around the bushes, pain to keep up with, and I plain hated them. Same with the stupid random evergreen. Out it all came. Have put down close to 5 tons of new topsoil so far filling in and leveling things off. Still have a ways to go. I like it much better already. Another side-project I would like to complete. Something like this. I want a walk-way through it. Back yard is also a disaster. With 2 dogs, it's going to be a losing battle. My truck. I'll keep ya's updated with any progress I make. I'm always open to ideas, suggestions, and constructive criticism. Don't be shy.