You’ve decided to do much of your landscaping yourself, step by step? Bravo! That’s perfectly feasible and will give you wonderful results. However, where do you start?
It’s up to you, of course, but it’s usually wisest to solve any major problems first, even if they don’t immediately improve the beauty of your lot, before adding the frills that will give the landscaping your own personal touch.
So, think over what concerns you the most: poor drainage, slippery or crooked steps, a slope too steep for safe mowing, etc. and fix those problems before you really do give your living space the full beauty makeover it deserves!