Truckload of manure....your neighbors will love you!
They won't smell anything. The manure is well composted, so all of the really fresh stuff that makes manure-stink is long gone. Besides, horse manure is a little less rank than cow manure.
Sounds good....I am nowhere near the gardener you are, but then not much grows here in the woods. Well, except for natural stuff. We used to have lilies-of-the-valley growing wild, but acedad dug them up when he enlarged the pond.
i have pretty ferns that grow in the low and shady areas. In the spring I have a lot of little pink-and-white blossoms everywhere on the ground. And there are areas that have what look like miniature umbrella trees for a week or 2 in the spring.
I'm not that much of a gardener, but I'm trying really hard. Now that my father can no longer putter around the yard and garden like he loved to do, I feel like I should keep it going. I'd like him to see that his labors were not for nothing.
I've got something that grows out of the lawn all over in spring (but darned if I know the name ... some little bulb with small blue and white flowers), and they seem to sprout out of a wide area for a short time between now and Easter. They just get mowed from that point onward.