I live in a neighborhood that just began construction 3 years ago. We live in a loop and in order to "build up" the entry way, the builder asked permission to add landscaping at their expense and to maintain these areas until all the homes were built. My neighbor and I agreed. It's been 2 years now and they look horrible. My idea and their idea of "maintain" must be completely different. My trees look horrible and one has already been replaced, as they couldn't get it to stay in the ground without a small gust of wind blowing it over. I finally cut it in pieces to make a point. Weeds have taken over the mulched area as they've done absolutely nothing to put down any kind of weed barrier or anything. It takes dozens and dozens of calls to get anything done in terms of them bringing out new mulch or anything. Simply put, the landscaping was a nice idea, but that's all it is. The last thing I want is to inherit a scrub job that was poorly done and will require me to break my back and wallet to have it done correctly. Had I known they would have done such a poor job, I never would have signed on the dotted line to begin with. The way I see it, they're failing to perform under the conditions of the agreement. My idea is to file suit in small claims court for the costs of coming in and removing the crappy job at their expense. If they contend they want to fix this and make it right, what steps should I demand of them to make it right in your opinion? Quite frankly, nice green grass would look better in my opinion. Here's the best part-two people have filed complaints to the HOA about me for the landscaping because it looks so bad. However, it ain't my responsibility to pull the first weed yet.