Getting a flat foundation for the bird bath was actually the driving force behind sodding the area. I used cement blocks and a level. Job done.
I used the lawn edger at the bottom to cut the sod into 8-10" wide rows for easing removal. I did end up really hurting my foot on the shovel. I did the remaining 2/3rds of the sodding myseld because Todd was busy.
I added plants to the front 1/3 while continuing to sod.
The entire bed done and now adding mulch.
More mulch please!