I think Im the most lazy gardener I dont like to dig, and when I read about lasagna gardening and no dig gardens well... they were the gardens for me.
In this house things get done gradually and most of my yard is done bit by bit all by me so its a work in progress all the time and there is always something to do. There is nothing flash in this back yard everything is mainly from recycled materials. My back yard is on a sloping hill and is terrible to mow as there are rocks popping up through the earth. In the picture below I decided to plant fruit trees and place a garden around them so I dont have to mow around them. Eventually the dead looking grass will be replaced by crushed rock so its a bit like a food forrest.
As you can see the garden isnt quite finished I start of with cardboard then heaps of horse manure then I have the waste from the chicken pen, compost and then I will finish of with some mushroom compost and peastraw. But its still a work in progress oh and then there is what plants will I plant around the fruit trees.