Here's pics of the latest work. The before pics were right after I pulled 1.5 yards of debris from the beds, including old fabric, weeds and woody volunteer trees. All the rock was pulled from the sidewalk, and I spread it out and used a leaf-blower to get the worst of the debris out of it. I then used my plastic wheelbarrow with holes I drilled, to wash the rock clean. That part of the job took 2 hrs. After that I removed and old Hydrangea stump (easy), burning bush stump (extra hard), and an over-grown smoke bush (horrible). I then hand dug the bed pulling stumps and roots from English Ivy that had overgrown the bed. The next step was to throw out a bale of peat moss and use my yard boss tiller to mix the soil. Dig next to the sidewalk, grade, plant shrubs, lay fabric with pins, plant grasses, reinstall rock and I was done. 3 days, approximately 14 hrs. labor. Bed renovations stink. They take twice as long per square foot as a fresh install.