Overall, this experience has been extremely frustrating, disappointing, and expensive. Much of what was done had to be done a second time at additional cost in order to be done correctly. Our only request schedule-wise was that the contractor not work on Wednesdays, as we could not be home on that day. This request was blithely ignored. He showed an remarkably cavalier approach to our desires and requests and did not display a willingness to stick around and oversee the work that was done. About halfway through the project it began taking more and more effort on our part to receive any information or help from the contractor. It frequently took two or three phone calls on our part to receive a single informative phone call in return. The privacy fence and the iron gate are the only parts of the job that were done to our satisfaction. Approximately 50% of all flowers, bushes, and trees have died within 6 weeks of planting due to poorly placed sprinkler heads. When installing the fountain they assured us that we did not need to worry about installing a screen to keep debris out of the pump. Within a month we found that this was not the case. The fountain barely works due to the lack of screen filtering out leaves and other detritus. After laying down the sod, we paid for the crew to level it properly. They did not. As a result there are many bumps and valleys in the lawn. To alleviate our drainage problem it was recommended to us that we have a second french drain installed along with the original one we had contracted for. This did not alleviate the problem. We were then told we needed overflow bowls underground and attached to one of the french drains. We decided that due to the considerable problems we were having with drainage in our backyard, we should add to our contract, and have a flagstone walkway installed in order to avoid sloshing through the mud. We accepted the quote of $1700 for this task. The stones used for this job were 1/8" thick Colorado Flagstone. The crew proceeded to break the tiles into square shapes, ruining half of the tiles in the process. The crew leader appeared unfamiliar with the job at hand. After failing to properly install this walkway two separate times, we were forced hired a second company to come out. They did it correctly, the first time, using new 2" thick Colorado Flagstone, and laying it in concrete and sand. The cost for the second company to not only install a walkway, but remove the previously improperly installed walkway, was only $800. Later we found out that the actual cause of our drainage problem was that the crew had buried several sprinkler heads approximately 4 inches under the sod, and they had installed far too many sprinkler heads for the size of our yard. We were thoroughly unsatisfied with this overall experience.