Last night, Byron was able to dig up most of the sod in the area we had staked out. Think of these pictures as one part before, one part during. He was so ambitious that I didn't realize how far he had gotten before I got the chance to snap any pics.
In the end, he cleared out the sod from the entire staked out area. Then, he simply transplanted it to the back where we had a bit of "repair" work, so to say, all thanks to our lovely little puppy and her supersonic pee. Gotta love recycling!
We ordered some of these bricks from Lowe's, which are scheduled to be delivered on Friday.
With (hopefully) the help of a couple friends, I should come home Friday evening to see the start of a little stonework out front. I can't wait to see how it looks! I'll post more pictures this weekend of the (again, hopefully) finished wall. Then I'll just have to fill the new bed with dirt and start planting. I'm aiming to find some low maintenance flowers and shrubs, since this whole gardening thing is going to be a new undertaking for me, but I do have my heart set on some forsythia. I just love the bright yellow. Good thing I have the expert gardener (aka mom) close by to help me out with advice. I'll definitely be using it.