Who: Richard N.
Where: San Mateo, CA
First I removed ten of the eleven trees. After rotor-tilling the entire plot, I seeded the lawn and put in raised beds. Then I added the patio area, repurposing the soil removed from this area to elevate the back of the garden. I built a dry-stacked stone wall around the patio with Arizona sandstone and installed low voltage lighting and a three-zone watering system.
Who did the work: I did all the work myself
Cost: $5,000 to $10,000