A few grand later and our yard is a whole lot neater and more level. I was just so pleased to see work being done! I didn't take a pic of it done but believe me it looks much better.
Tomorrow we are meeting both a landscaper for a quote and our landscape designer for a consult to help us with the work we are hoping to do ourselves. Fingers crossed, the outcome of tomorrow is help to move us forward some more.
My next post will be seeking advice on some decorating options / ideas.