John and our dear friend Thomas and his Brother in law and some sweet amigos John befriended at a gas station have been working overtime! I would say at least 50 hours has gone into this "budget saving" landscaping idea. DIYers we are not we have learned. John has been working all day then heading to the house or working at the house all day then heading to work for too many days! But mulch is in, rocks are in place, stone path is created, japanese maple in place, pine straw and hay layed, shrubs, dranes, etc. These guys are awesome! See below the stone path! I was impressed with those boys!