Here are some pics of a job I started on Tuesday and finished by Wendesday. Backyard used to be all grass and weeds, and I installed a decomposed granite pathway and used beds for the rest of the yard. Plants include: Phormium x 'New Zealand', Aloe Vera, Rosemary, Rhododendron x 'Fashion', Variegated Privet, Clara Indian Hawthorne, Begonias, Loropettalum, Aspidistra, Sedums, Dusty Miller, Liriope muscari, Lamb's Ear, Savlia greggii, Leucophyllum. Used 7 yards of decompossed granite, and 4 yards of mulch, and 7 yards of soil mix. 280 linear feet of edging to contain the pathway. Backyard was $5000, tree ring was $1000, and misc work in another bed and sprinkler adjustment to fit new plants was around $400. Total costs were $3009 at completion. The placement and selection of the containers are from the homeowner, and the guy also used a can of marking paint I left one night and doctored up some stuff on his own. So don't blame me for the bright orange paint on the fence.