Ever since we bought this place, one thing we really disliked was this weed infested lawn in our back yard. It wasn’t usable at all, and all I could do was just keep the weeds down(and the kids away from it) while we were waiting for this job to start.

The day has finally come where we will be ripping it all up and starting again!

Today we had breakfast to the sounds of some machinery getting unloaded and driven into our back yard. These guys are early starters and they were getting on with it at just after 7am.

 

Here is a photo we were able to sneak before heading off to work.

Dingo getting it done - looks like fun

During the day they were busy clearing off all the grass and top soil so that they could gradually start to back-fill and level over the next few days.

At the end of this phase, the aim is to have a uniform ground level that goes all the way around from the front all the way to the back. In addition, with some of the current soil being removed and replaced, we are going to take the opportunity to improve the soil quality by bringing in good soil loaded with rich organic content. 

Below are some photos taken after the initial days work:

Very impressed with how much was done in a short period of time. it will be interesting to see how this progresses over over the next week or so.

PS: besides the noise and general mess, the other down side to all this activity is that we were advised to keep all of our windows shut to prevent everything inside being covered in a fine layer of dust!