When starting from scratch to create a new landscape layout, which should I tackle first, the hardscape or the softscape? Would hardscaping work precede planting shrubs, for instance, or vice versa?
Landscaping with rock and working with concrete in hardscape projects seems to involve a lot of heavy lifting, and I'm not sure that I'm up to the task. Yet I don't have the money to hire someone to do it for me. What are my alternatives?