Digging out the front yard is hot, hard work. I thought I might be able to make it a big easier by cutting the area up into a matrix of squares by trenching it left to right and front to back. So I rented a trencher. Again. The cost was $207.89 for 4 hours from Home Depot.
I tried this back when I first started to dig up the front yard in April 2018. As with that attempt, it takes hours to borrow the pickup to get a hitch so that I can pull the trailer that the trencher is on, and then to return everything. This time I got somewhat more trenching done, but not more than probably an hour of actual work. After making one trench, I got too close to it when trying to make a second, and the trencher "fell in" the trench -- one of the two treads got in the previous trench and lost traction. I eventually got it out of that, but was so flustered that I drove the trencher -- backed it up actually -- into the pit that I had already partially excavated. It took hours, literally hours, of work to get it out of the pit.
But before I started, the yard was pretty uniform.
and after all that work, it is now pretty torn up.
So we will have to see how much, if any, help this has been.