Here is a before and after on our recent front yard work. The builder put in some standard plants, none of which are very pretty. We hope to replace them all this fall - we've pulled out a couple already. This spring we added 3 tomato plants, my first effort at gardening. Kevin and I have been using our evening walks around the neighborhood to try and identify what plants we want to get. The stone we did ourselves over a weekend, which included digging up a big fire ant pile (I left that part to Kevin)!