If you read back on some of my posts I had been looking for landscapers well before we got the keys to our house. In fact I was hoping that the landscaper we chose would work on the house even before we got the keys, but that was not to happen. That said we are now working with another landscaper who provided us with a great timeline as to when he would start the job and finish the job. Which is something I suggest you get in writing on your quote.
Good landscapers are hard to come by and from what we learned are always taking on new business - great for them - not so for you when all you want is a front yard and a driveway so that you don't keep bringing dirt into the house.
Having a timeline in place allows both you and the landscaper to know when things need to be finished and also helps you to budget efficiently.
That said we now have a great front yard and we are just finalising paving in the backyard. We also recently put up some decorative screens from QAQ Decorative & Privacy Screens (www.qaqscreens). They are just awesome. They really to make a great backdrop to my kitchen window and pantry windows.
Below are some pics of the landscaping so far. Feel free to post questions if you need more info on plants or landscaping...
|The start of our front yard|
|Getting ready for pavers|
|All coming together|
|Plants, Mulch and grass on its way|
|Pavers in and waiting on the instant grass|