For Christmas, my parents bought Tyler some trees for the front yard. Now, this is a boy who doesn't forget anything and is quite possessive. He frequently reminds me that those are HIS trees. This spring, I decided that I was going to start planting to cover the chain link fence so that when I looked out those front windows, I would see plants instead of fence. So, I dug out a 3 foot garden strip all along the fence. That inspired my neighbor, Jose, to come talk to me about taking out my front lawn (really, all weeds) and replace it with sod. He said it would be no problem for him to replace my weed lawn with a real lawn. I said, "Oh no, to dig that whole thing out would take forever! It took me three days to dig out just this little bit." His response? "Yes, but you are a girl." So...he and his guys dug out about 5 times the amount of grass in one morning as what I took 3 days to dig out for my garden strip. But it looks great!
Nice and clean. Like a blank slate just waiting for weed free grass. The next day, he put in the sod and it looked even better! I'd say that the yard is coming along quite nicely!