Hello.... I'm new here and this is first post. I am a homeowner who has always done most of his own remodeling including major stuff. I decided it is time to update the look of the front of my 100 year old house. I have no interest in doing this project myself so I had a landscape guy that had done work for a friend come out to work up a design and price. Since I usually do things myself I am not accustom to seeing proposals and price quotes that others have done and don't no how detailed and specific they should be. I basically have two questions, What kind of things should I look for in both the contract and the work to make sure this is a quality job and is the price quote of $ 10,000. in the ball park for the amount of work described below? Scope of the work includes digging out about 6 large evergreen bushes and 45 feet of old sidewalk. Grading the slope of the yard and trimming some roots of a large sweet gum tree. Building a flag stone over concrete sidewalk averaging 5 feet wide and 30 feet long that curves with 3 large solid stone steps and about 2 by 20 feet of flag stone flat area with about a 2 foot to ground level dry stacked wall. About 20 feet of walkway of large flat stones over grass and then planting 11 boxwoods, 25 assorted thing like hastas and a 5-6 foot dogwood tree....... this is in the midwest. Thank you for any help and advice.