One of my yard clients recently had a guy (not a contractor btw) come in and redo an area of their backyard. I just didnt have the time or the help (or the contractors license since it was a pretty big patio job) so I had to decline doing it. Anyway.. when I started that lawn a few yrs ago, it had no edge on it and just butted up against a shale and gravel walkway.. so I installed an edge of triple thick redwood bender. Not a huge lawn.. maybe 1500 sq ft. So first time I go there after the new install, I saw that the "patio" was DG, which I had told them previous to the install that IMO I would not use because they have a beautiful new hardwood floor.. and dog and kids. The guy told them that it was far enough from the house that it wouldnt be a problem.. 20 ft.. I said ok.. not my problem I guess. I'm not even sure they compacted the dg as it still seems soft to me, and for sure it has no stabilizer in it. They also removed my nice, easy to edge benderboard and made an edge out of 5 to 8 inch river rock which I think will not only get knocked out of place too easily but is a massive pita to edge and to keep looking nice. (its about 100 ft long and curved) There is also now a path of about 10 flagstones between the dg area and their cement patio so thats a nice extra bit to trim each week. I hate to lose this job as they are nice people.. hate to have to charge them more but it seems like my trimming time just went up considerably. Any thoughts?