When we moved into our house just over a year ago the back yard was a huge mess. We had no idea how it looked when we bought our house due to snow coverage. Once moving day came, the snow had melted and it was a huge surprise just how much yard work would be necessary. We slowly began working on it. We raked out years worth of leaves. There were old rotten flower pots and tons of garbage just laying around the yard. Our first summer in the house we spent getting rid of garbage and plants that were overgrown.
This year we decided to turn the huge hill in the back yard into a retaining wall and flat land! Matt put in the retaining wall and then we put in some sod. It has turned out great so far and we are so excited for the kids to have a real yard to play in.