We hired a landscape designer to come in and draw us up a landscape blue print. I requested the plan to have LOTS and LOTS of flower beds. He said "I draw up the plans, I don't do the work!"
Well, 6 years later, LOTS of manual labor and THOUSANDS of dollars later, it now looks like this! We refinanced the house for a GREAT interest rate, and in the process had to have the home appraised. We have more than doubled the value of the home in 6 years. I had someone ask me for some before and after pictures, so here they are.