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DIY Yard Makeover: Front to Back: Help with heavy concrete
Photo by Thomas J. Story, styling by Emma Star Jensen

Help with heavy concrete

After spending their weekends excavating and moving five truck -loads of dirt out of the yard—and with rains threatening—the Jacksons realized they needed help with the concrete work in the backyard too. “One day Nick emailed me at work saying, ‘Forget it. Let’s hire back the professionals,’” recalls Lisa. “It was the best decision ever.”

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