Our biggest projects were putting in the block retaining wall. We had to rip up the winter grass and plant summer grass. We decided to put grass up around the tree as well to help keep the dirt from getting inside. The other area we put down mulch and stepping stones. It looks SO awesome. It isn't finished, but I feel like things are much more manageable and most of the dirt is covered and not just being tracked inside. It was a LOT of work and it's hard for my to physically keep up with what I want to do mentally. I feel like it has taken forever, but our yard is finally getting done. I love having a house and my own yard, but I think I never want to buy a house with a dirt lot back yard ever again.