I've really tackled the yard by degrees. I'd do the side yard, then the back, then work on a bed in the front. I thought I'd just have shade gardens, but once those 40 trees were gone, I got a ton of sun for more gardening. I also built pathways and garden structures. I've done most of the work myself or with friends. I look in books and magazines like This Old House and just figure it out. This is an 8-by-10 shed built from a kit and tucked in a corner near the compost pile.