Last time we attended to this was four years ago when the wheel on the baby tractor fell through the lawn. We think there's a spring under there, but who knows. Anyway, it has deteriorated quite a bit so it needed attention.
We don't usually hire, and try to manage as much as possible ourselves but.... saving a few dollars sometimes means spending some to begin with and this meant...'high five'...purchasing the handy dandy sod lifter from Lee Valley which worked a charm.
Now, back to nurturing baby veg and flower seedlings, and attending to the rest of the list:
1. re-stain the pickets
3. edge the beds when it isn't snowing
4. spread some bark mulch on the front beds
5. get out the summer furniture
6. etc. etc. etc.