...a much bigger project than it sounds. And "replacing the front lawn" doesn't even sound small. Below is one "before" photo taken about 2 years ago before we lived here. Our phase 1 (demolition) is now complete and we have a few pictures below. Next comes phase 2 (renewal). We're not entirely sure when phase 2 will commence but we expect it will be much less physical work than phase 1.
Ironic, but true: multiple neighbors told me how much better the lawn looked after it was gone and only dirt remained. Oh the wonders of a simple extreme makeover.
Hopefully there will be more to come!