Need advice from experienced gardeners
It looks like this forum is alive and there's some experienced gardeners who read and write here.
I need some advice. We bought a house with a small back yard - I'd say, 15*15 meters, maybe a bit more. First of all, it's not quite even, so rainwater comes towards the house. Does anyone knows how and with what tools/machinery is it possible to dig it or plough it, whatever it's called, in order to move some of the ground from high places to the house (I'll have to do it somehow anyway, because I'd like to make a good lawn with thick grass there and flowerbeds).
Other thing that I'd like to ask advice on is about the plants to grow. The house is near Montreal - for the purposes of climate. I want some fast growing trees and bushes, on which, importantly, I don't want to spend a fortune. It may be conifers, or flowering trees, or non-flowering trees, some bushes - whatever grows fast, looks good, and doesn't cost much. I'd be really grateful if someone could advise something specific.
Thank you. Have a good weekend!