My yard was a blank slate. It needed complete re-grading, extensive drainage solutions, and lots of "hardscape" items such as stone walls, a new approach to the front door, fencing, an inviting outdoor shower area, barbecue grill and fireplace. We began with a lengthy, detailed email describing my "wish list." I envisioned a low-maintenance, worry-free landscape. Children needed space to run and play, yet with an edge that would keep them safe from the street. I asked that landscape views be created; that the yard would live as large as possible, having interesting focal points visible from inside and out. Night lighting needed to be designed that wouldn't disturb the neighborhood. Color, texture, informality, ease of care, plants that changed with the seasons were all important. I was asking for a yard that was carefree, somewhat whimsical, making everyone smile with little surprises.
Rob reviewed my lengthy list, understood the scope of work, and didn't bat an eye. His plans were creative, innovative and right on target. Rob used all his skills and experience to astound me with imaginative solutions. Managing various contractors and vendors seemed to natural to him; it was obvious to me that Rob had their admiration and respect. His plant selection was interesting and varied, including predominantly native varieties. I wish you could come and see the finished landscape, complete with meandering wall, a secret garden for the grandkids, a huge custom stone dining table and a front porch overlooking tree swings straight out of Winnie the Pooh. Rob continues to stop by, checking on how plants are faring, taking pictures of the blooms and rejoicing in our successful venture together.