I did a backyard makeover earlier this year. It was actually kind of small but the setting and size allowed me to get pretty creative. I used a few hostas, variegated pittosporum, loropetalum, ferns, natchez crape myrtle and a nice size bloodgood jap maple just to name a few. Those colors combined with the cedar fence moss rock boulders for edging and some rusted tin art pieces really turned out beautifully unique. When finished the husband arrived home from work and we started talking. He never said anything about the landscape though. So I asked "well...." he said Oh my gosh it's awesome I love it. Okay...The the wife arrived. She looked around and didn't say a word. So I asked well....? She said Wow its better than I ever expected... I love it. So I got paid and never heard from them again. Until this week. The Mrs's Father called me. He said he absolutely loved what I did at his daughters house and that he's got a backyard that needs something interesting done to it. I thank him for the call and setup and appointment. Yesterday I went to his house and my jaw is still dropped from what I found. This guy lives on a corner lot in a very very VERY prestigious part of North Dallas. His house is so huge about 6000 sqft. It's a literal mansion. It's so fine and upscale it's one of those houses you see in movies or magazines. Im not some hick thats never seen a nice house before. It's just an awesome place. Well his backyard is huge and pretty well landscaped but it's boring. He wants everything ripped out and made interesting. He said you have a clear slate to work from. He gave me guildlines and plats, surveys, elevation drawings. Everything I need. The patio is coming out and replaced, a new sidewalk about 140ft, new extensive french drain system, either remove or relocate a garden fountain. Patio cover and of course landscape beds and plants. It's about 7-8k sqft yard. wow. Im having a little trouble knowing where to start design wise. But I'll get there. I just had to write this down. I wondered what fall projects would come my way this year. I'm humbled by this one though.