In addition to our new "extended" patio, we recently were the lucky recipients of a hand-me-down swing set from my sister-in-law. Unfortunately the below photos are the only before photos I can find. This was after we moved all the plants and had a bit of a mess in the middle of the soon-to-be covered up grass.
We pulled out our lawn, laid down weed fabric, installed 8 4x6's to contain the 14 yards of wood chips that we wheel-barreled in...now a brief note to all of you who may be in the market for wood chips, for roughly $200 more you can have these blown in in a matter of minutes. But we thought, hey let's save a couple hundred dollars, I mean how hard can it be???? Take it from me have them blown in!