This is what our front yard looked like up until a few months ago. Since then, we have killed off the plants and ripped out the brick flower bed the previous owner had built. It blocked the built-in planter and never looked nice to us. All the plants were pretty unattractive and random.

A few weeks back we ripped out the brick, removed the plants, and started the daunting task of removing bags and bags of soil and dirt. Today we finally filled the dumpster with soil and redistributed the rock to even things out. I love the clean look, but still have to fix the landscape lighting and wait for the new plants to fill in. Slowly things are getting done, even in the 105+ degree Arizona heat.

Here are the results: