I hired someone off of craigslist to do a spring cleanup of my backyard - weeding and spreading of bark dust.
It cost a bit - about $240 including the bark dust delivered, but it was WELL worth it.
Mr. Venegas and his two sons came and did an awesome job. They were thorough, fast, professional, and very courteous. They came at 6:15 and left at 9:15 pm. My front and back yard look just like when we moved into the house. And there's nothing like the smell of fresh, fir bark dust.
If you are looking for someone to do yardwork, I highly, highly recommend them. 503-309-0327 is their phone number (Emmanuel is the son).
Now, we'll have to limit the dogs to the outdoor pen. They aren't going to get free reign on the back yard this summer.