DH and I have spent the last two days arguing .. er .. working on the back of the house. Mainly we have put some cedar mulch and some patio blocks down in an attempt to make it look sort of country garden like. Not that we are done yet, but my back, knees, and arms and hands have had all they can take. DH is easily frustrated because he can't picture what things will look like and yes, he is terminally cheap, but I am happy with it so far. The patio blocks weigh 25 pounds each and we have 22 of them. A couple bushes and a privacy screen and maybe another bench might finish it off.
I made the mistake of sitting on the mulch for a few minutes and ended up with a splinter trying to invade my butt! Ouch!