San Antonio homeowner grows hearty new lawn

San Antonio homeowner grows hearty new lawn
dog and landscaping

dog and landscaping

For years, Angie’s List member Lucille Poludniak of San Antonio wanted to transform her desert-like backyard into a private oasis. She decided to go for it, so she would have everything in order to enjoy her retirement in about 10 years.

“I’ve been dreaming about landscaping for at least 18 years — as long as I’ve owned the house,” Poludniak says. “I switched priorities in home repairs so I could enjoy my yard more, especially on the weekends.”

Poludniak needed her new yard to be easy to maintain, drought-tolerant and able to stand up to her active pup, Ellen. Poludniak called highly rated Blades of Glory Landscaping and Lawncare in Boerne, Texas, and owner Johnny Garcia met with her to look over the job.

Poludniak says she and Garcia walked around the yard and talked about what she needed, what she didn’t like about the old yard and which plants she would like in her new yard. She decided to hire Blades of Glory after Garcia helped her lower the cost of the job to about $3,800. “The original quote was more expensive,” she says. “Johnny worked with me to substitute some materials to bring the cost down without sacrificing the appearance.”

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Blades of Glory finished the job in early June. Since then, Poludniak and her family, especially Ellen, have enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors. They all got together for a Fourth of July barbecue.

Poludniak says she doesn’t even have to step outside to enjoy her new yard. “My favorite part is just looking outside and enjoying the view,” she says. “My yard was dirt and weeds, following three years of drought. Now I have drought-tolerant, high traffic grass, which is still green despite the 90-degree temperatures.”

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