things you will need:
* not necessary but helps to get the best out of your garden
i also used flattened cardboard boxes to keep sod and dirt on so it was easier to clean up and was able to reuse a lot of dirt without losing it in the grass but a tarp would work just as well.
** chainsaw rental for 4 hours was around $20.00 and saved my arm from using a handsaw and helped move things along quicker
keep in mind that this is my first instructable and i probably overlooked a lot of things
i hope this helps to get your creative juices flowing and you get out there and plant a garden
p.s. i feel bad for the trees that were cut down and if i would have been able to take them out without killing them i would have.
Start date June 2010
finish date may 2011
definitely would not take that long if you really committed to getting it done i wasn't able to work on it everyday or it would have only taken around 2 weeks
for the full instructable you can go here