This wasn't our best looking job to say the least. I hate to post it but I have to learn. Tried to go for an all native planting because I have been taking some local courses on the advantages of native plants. Anyway I moved away from my tried and true plant stock and went with the plants listed below. Redbud Mountain Laurel Creeping Phlox Black eyed susan Quickfire hydrangea (subbed in by homeowner, not native to my understanding) Sun: Full sun 15' off roadway Great soil lots of compost and depth of nutrients. Anyway the black eyed Susans are dead either from fungus or under watering. Tree leaves are turning brown early. Hydrangeas are flopping and drying up. Looks like lack of watering on the homeowners part to me. It has been a tough year to get established and the homeowner casually said things like "I was on vacation," "I didn't want to water too much" etc. My Questions: 1. Do you see any issues from an installation/design perspective except for maybe the stone choice which the homeowner subbed in at the end against my wishes. (I know, I know DVS) 2. Judging from the pictures of the black eyed susans do they look fungal or drought related? 3. Am I crazy to tell homeowners to water deeply every other day for the first 2 weeks? Is over watering causing these conditions? 4. I don't give a warranty (only establishment), but in this case I am going to replace the Black Eyed Susans. Are there better choices like maybe Purple cone flower? 5. I am thinking of changing my plant warranty to say 30 days non-irrigated instead of establishment only, because establishment is too ambiguous and I have had a few question the practice. I would like 30 days as this is concrete, set in stone, a hard measurement. Establishment is loosely defined as I see it.