I purchased a new house. The builder has a contract with lanscaper- $1700.allowance for finish grading and grass. Would cover front two sides and about 50 feet behind house(about 12,000sq.ft.) I would have to pay for more. Another acre is rough graded. I plan on 2 to 3 acres of grass. I plan on doing this myself. Should I have lanscaper do 12,000 sq ft at rear of lot 600 feet from house or foreit $1700.? I tried to get plants ,shrubs ect. but he said grass or nothing.(he gets his $1700) I think he is mad I'm moving into "his" area.