As a surprise to Chris (and also as one of his many birthday presents), I hired the trenching, gutters removed and buried and re mulching to be done by Jake at Little Annie's Nursery. Yes, Chris could do this. But really, he was home this weekend in the rain, next weekend, and then he may have to leave for Florida again the next weekend. I do not want him spending his valuable time at home working the yard the entire time. Now, it is done! Looks so much better. Jake still has a few things left to do for us, but no rush now. The surprise is out of the box, and Chris is so appreciative!