This takes a long time but is worth the work.
NOTE: I was asked about the size of this piece so thought I would add that to my post. It will be approzimately 38" X 24" when finished.
The soil is pretty lousy and there are a lot of rocks and stones in it. There are two levels but the second one further down is just mulched for now and I will plant it next spring. For now the first row is all sedum and russian sage. Great for attracting bees and butterflies and also survivors in this type of situation.