Here is the yard marked off (in white and orange) where we will dig the garden foundation. On the right side is our dog Emma.
Excavation is about to begin. The pile of concrete on the right was from the sidewalk we took out prior to excavation.
The excavator did a great job and as you can see we really tore our yard up. From the perspective of the ground it was a pretty scary sight having the digging arm coming down at you!
After a couple days of smoothing out the rough edges (the excavator did nothing gently), this is what our yard looked like. It was a long time before we would be sitting and relaxing in the back yard. While it was too late to turn back, we definetly questioned what we had gotten ourselves into!