After several tri-axle loads of stone (#2 and #52 specifically - I never knew rocks were numbered until now)
And us picking up rocks
and more rocks,
We used an old piece of sandstone, original to one of the previous homes on the property, for the entry step.
We have a gravel driveway leading from the driveway, to the walk out basement.
And these areas used to be big holes, right up against the house. We would worry because those holes were by the basement wall and when it would rain they would fill up with water. In the winter that water would freeze. We were afraid water would seep through the basement or the thawing and freezing in winter time would crack the basement wall. Those holes are now filled in.
Some day we plan on putting evergreens back where the other trees were, but for now, we're letting grass grow....everywhere.