Originally Posted by picframer
Just thinking....did you consider renting a mini excavator? It would make super quick work of this job, allow you to dig down, level, install crusher dust, compact, landscape fabric and put the pads back down. I have no idea what they cost to rent in Quebec but I see a number of rental places where I live have them parked in the front.
Well I didn't bother renting a machine for a few reasons.
1. I have to turn my lawn mower sideways to get it through to the backyard, no Idea of how I'd get an excavator back there without removing his fence.
I kept saying, "You know there are machines that could dig this up in a second, compare to digging for hours"
girlfriend "why the hell don't you get it?!"
Me "It would be too easy!"
2. My girlfriend wants to do this type of work as a career, so my plan was to take her with me & let her see how hard it can be. She is now having second thoughts, but still says it's a ton of fun.
I did a yard cleanup with her yesterday, & she's scared of the lawn mower & even the blower lol... She decided to stick with raking.