Our house hadn't been lived in for a couple years prior to us buying it, so the backyard was not taken very well care of and was very overgrown. We met Don at the Auburn Home Show. We weren't sure what we wanted, so Don came to our house and asked us what we liked and/ or didn't like and drew a plan up within a couple of weeks of the visit. We went over the plans and made some minor adjustments. He provided an overall quote, then set milestones with a payment plan. We paid the pre-set amount after each phase was completed. He removed the existing lawn and all the plants. Only redwood and pines trees remained, leaving a blank canvas of dirt. He added many plants, flowers, a few fruit trees and a new lawn along with the entire sprinkler system. We wanted to make sure there was always blooming flowers through out the year, which he recommended the appropriate plants for that, as well as plants that did well in the summer and winter weather patterns, as we were not from this area. Don worked with a partner to pour cement for the gazebo area and also added flag stone walkway. We were so pleased with our new backyard that we also employed him to re-landscape the front yard later that year. He removed some tall trees blocking our front window and added much more color and low growing plants. We would use him again if a situation came up.