They have to be quite expensive - views / gardens are hard to come by.
I have a ton of garden projects going on... I'll add pictures as I find time to upload.
The house I moved into had a full basketball court - I should have taken a before / after, but I am not a pro-blogger who thinks about it all in advance.
I spent a weekend in October 2015 with a crew of about 6 guys, two of which were running 90lb jack-hammers the entire time. It took a day to break it apart (back breaking work) and about a week to remove all the rubble.
We left behind about 1/4 of the slab intact for a patio / deck. Its still sort of unfinished, but its there waiting to be transformed in to a little dining oasis.
Once all of that concrete was removed, I called Cedar Grove and they were able to hose 30 yards of municipal compost (no wheel barrows!). Cedar grove compost wasn't my first choice, but it was the best option for the amount I required, and for their ability to hose it in. I am actually really pleased with it. I didn't really mix it in to the packed clayey / silty subsoil - I just put it right on top, and plan to mix it with the subsoil as I plant into it. This was all done by November or so.
I installed a 10 X 12 greenhouse - same size as last time, but this one seems better constructed. It took me a while to find an electrician, but it finally got done. My poor plants sat in the garage between August and October unfortunately, they suffered. I lost a few, but for the most part they are doing well now, and I have started sprouting my summer veggies (peppers / tomatoes)
I gave it only three months before I needed to start planting for the spring. I am excited to see what happens here. It will be beautiful, I am not sure if everything will flower at the same time. There is Aster, Rudbeckia, Echinacea, Sunflower, Zinnia, Heliotrope, Yarrow, Joe-Pye Weed, Milkweed, Chives, Oregano, Scabiosa, Monarda, Liatris. A lot of nectar there! I am hoping bees / butterfly will like it, and maybe birds come fall... We'll see.