It was a long process. We started around May with all the removal of the old lawn and then the concrete. The synthetic turf took a while to install because the distributer didn't have what we wanted, and when it was put in the first time, there was a seam (which Evergreen wanted to change- not us!). So, to have it replaced again took more time. Once the turf was in, the rest of the yard came together very quickly. The yard was officially finished on 10/6/15. Bob takes his time, but it is because he is a perfectionist. And, really he worked with us and our budget because the synthetic turf is significantly more expensive than regular turn. We went in phases due to the budget issues, so that also slowed it down. However, it was 100% worth the time and money. We love the yard. People think the turf is real. I often find neighbors, visitors, etc, walking around barefoot on the turf to try it out. My son and dogs LOVE it. It turned out exactly how I wanted, within the budget we expected, and I can't wait until spring to really finish my planting. Bob has also started on our backyard, and we hopefully will finish that next spring (waiting on some rain since we will use real grass).