We just completed the front yard for this guy, I know I underbid it but they're friends of ours and the owner is on the HOA board. I sure hope THAT pays off when I bid on the HOA mowing contract next year. I tried to talk him into stone around the house too, but he was adamant about brick. A couple of more stages to the work here and his front yard will be done. He wants some low voltage lighting and some more brickwork along his walkway. Then it's off to the backyard for a bit more. I didn't have this guys grass contract until late this year, so the grass isn't my fault. We've already wrapped him up for the complete lawncare package for next year, hopefully the grass will look like turf should look by then. You should have seen the nightmare job his brother did that we had to pull out of there. It was a horrible tangle of assorted plants, weeds, thorns, rocks (he used rocks instead of mulch, something I'm not very keen on), mice and spiders. The homeowner wife saw a mouse run out from her foundation while she was talking to us outside, I could have charged her $100 to kill that one mouse I think and she'd have been fine with it. I just explained to her that well kept and tended landscape plants provide less cover for vermin, and told her that we'd be glad to tend their plants as part of their package next year. Some of the plants in the bed by the house look like crap. Particularly the filbert. But they wanted to reuse salvageable plants, so that is what we did. I'm hoping to talk him into a nice $500 landscape rock in that open spot next to the shepherds hook.