If you are like me Landscaping is back breaking work. I like the results but hate the work. It would be much easier to hire it done but there is always that nagging pride that you can do it yourself. Just look at the way a contractor gets it done compared to you. He has the correct equipment to move the earth without back breaking work. The equipment he uses is not practical for you to purchase but renting may make sense. Yes, spending a little money on equipment rental might be the compromise that will work for you. Paul was quoted as saying that a little planning can make for easier work.