Our backyard is finished! It only took 700+ square feet of sod, 9 sprinklers and 120 feet of PVC, 5 cubic yards plus 10 bags of compost, 200 feet of wood, 3 flower beds, a 12x12 slab of 3 inch thick concrete, 3 tons of rock, and 54 plants (including the ones that died and I had to replace!), 1 sandbox, and LOTS of work. But it was all worth it! We love to just be out there - I do my "flower and garden walk" every morning to make sure everything is growing right. We have the greenest backyard on the block and am proud to say, except for the concrete, we did it all ourselves! Come visit sometime - we'd love to show it off!