We have had several folks come look at our yard and provide a bid for a sprinkler system and grass. I find it fascinating that so many have come by and we have received few bids. The follow up leaves a lot to be desired. Or maybe they don’t like us. Either way, oh well.
One experienced (and very expensive) landscaper came by and gave us some wonderful nuggets of advice.
- Work with the topography rather than work against it. It will cost you less. (This when asking if we need a retaining wall.)
- Don’t fight nature. If grass doesn’t grow in an area, make it a mulched or planted area.
- If you spend lots of money for something particularly beautiful, make sure it is in a spot where you can enjoy the beauty regularly. He said this in the context of rainchains. Oh how I love my rainchains.