I figured I would ask this in a forum where the pros actually read/post... If this needs to be moved or it is inappropriate for me to ask this question here please let me know. Here are some pics and down below I will describe what I would like to have done... The vantage point is off our deck on the back of our house. There is a house under construction next door so don't mind the trash as the builder should clear that out when they are done (if they don't want me to call the city and report them for illegal dumping). My back yard: Yard a couple houses down: Next door neighbors yard: Okay, if you can see a couple houses down in that one pic they have a retaining wall built around the back side of their yard with the yard leveled out. What I would like to have done is have my yard leveled out across the back where you can see it starts sloping fairly quickly (it sucks mowing this). I would like to have all that nasty brush cleared out back there in that area and build a retaining wall to hold the leveled yard in place. The reason I posted a picture of my next door neighbors yard is just to show what I would like to retaining wall to be built out of (whatever those stones they have around their large tree is). I would imagine this wouldn't be cheap, but I didn't know. What do you think a project like this would cost and how do I find a competent contractor to carry something like this out? Thanks!