I've been reading this section for awhile, and also admiring the work i've seen. Also i have noticed you guys are hard on first timers, haha. My deal is that I can not afford, and do not have time to attend any type of schooling, but I am serious about learning retaining walls and hardscaping. Could some of you professionals give me some advice on how to get started? I want to do it correctly after reading your comments on some other's work! By the way, I will have a dump truck by the time the 2008 season starts, and the funds are there for other equipment if needed.