The home owners association where I live had a meeting tonite and asked if I would come up with some ideas for an area where the road curves with long metal guard rails on each side. Of course, this will be on a budget of 3000 or slightly less depending on the dues they recieve from other homeowners. The board members want to keep it natural looking and for whatever reason, they are stuck on using maple trees in the area, which looks out into private land owned by the subdivision. After talking for a while, with such a small budget to work with they decided to call landscape supply stores and tree farms, hoping to get bulk items for a lesser price. They want to do a mulch type walkway around the outside of the guardrails (One side being 340 ft and the other side being 400 ft) or any other cheaper way considering the budget they have to work with. Also, I suggested doing some sort of border between the roadway and the guardrails,which is roughly 10 to 12 inches. The guardrails are also a concern, not having a big budget to work with limits what can be done with them. This will be a 5 year or so project, adding things every year. This won't be work for me personally, since as of right now I only do lawn care and there could be a conflict of intrest. Any suggestions and/or comments would be appreciated.