My father in law has recently aquired a property down the shore that I will be using as well. He is will to put the money up for a patio and some water features if I do the labor. I really want to do the patio since it will give me practice for my house and I enjoy doing the work anyway. My questions are: After removing the soil for a 20 x 20 foot patio and a 20 x 3 walkway, I will have a considerable amount of dirt to get rid of. Should I just hire an excavation company or can I just hire someone to pick up the dirt for me once Im done diging? What would be the approximate price for each of the services (I know different areas have different prices) I have heard a few people companining about the aquascape, what products would everyone recommend? Thanks for any input.