My Realtor, & a good friend of the wife, called me the other day wanting some ideas for her & her Mom's back yard (1 block away). Brand new homes, builder grade landscaping in the front only. No biggie. I figured I'd just rip out a couple bushes that looked like they came from the forest, take out about 100 sqft of sod, double the size of the front to incorporate the sidewalk a bit more. Add in some Grass, Hollies, Roses, & Daylilies & call it a day. Mom on the other hand has me a bit stumped. She has the green junction boxes @ both corners & thinks they're unsightly. I was thinking of a berm in front of each one & then maybe some dwarf evergreens (maybe Spruce, but undecided), Hostas, & some flowers. Of course, cheaply as possible! That's what always gets me. People spending $250 - $300 K on a house & then run out of money. What stinks about the whole deal is this a trial run to be added to their Reece & Nichols referral list. They haven't said it, but she mentioned a while ago that they were looking for someone on my side of town. I'm pretty sure this is what's going on here. If nothing else, I genuinely like these people & kind of want to go above & beyond what is in my busy mind right now. Any ideas or pics to help a guy out would be appreciated. Thanks!