I put in two fruit trees and am getting ready to compost the removed sod. The trees sit in close to the house so they will shade us, not our garden, from the afternoon sun.
Digging is a lot of work. The part of yard planned for the garden has between one and two tons of rock buried in it, within the root horizon of large vegetables. By the time my garden is in, probably some time around 2012, I should be pretty strong.