Eric Mogensen, the owner of the company, met with me to discuss my ideas and plans of what I wanted for the front yard. With the landscaping project, I also planned to have my entire house and garage painted, and also wanted to include masonry stonework on the front of the house and the front porch. Eric provided recommendations of contractors for the painting and masonry work, each of whom did excellent work. With the painting and masonry work done, Eric and his crew proceeded with the landscaping. They installed a drip and mist irrigation system, that provides deep watering for all of the plants while providing significant water use savings. A drainage system for the entire yard was put into place to make sure water, from both the irrigation system and when the winter rains come, drains away from the foundation of the house, and moves the water to the edge of the sidewalk. The front yard landscaping consisted of four defined areas outlined by the walkway paths connecting the driveways on opposite sides of the property and from the front sidewalk to the front porch steps. Each area has some large boulders, some area of small, rounded river rock, a selection of flowers, shrubs, grasses, groundcover, and a tree. The selection of the plants emphasized numerous California natives, drought tolerance, and the ability to attract butterflies, bees, and similar beneficial insects. Some areas were also mounded, to provide a nice visual terrain. The work was done on schedule, on budget, and with a high degree of professionalism. Eric was constantly in contact with me, by phone, eMail, and personal contact, in all phases of the project, including the house painting and the masonry work. He constantly talked with me about options with the landscaping, in addition to other things that could be done, such as exterior landscape lighting and staining of the concrete to match the stonework. In the month since the job was finished and the final payment was made, Eric has stopped by a couple of times to check on the condition of the plants and drainage, and to make adjustments with the automatic watering timer. During the next 6-8 months, I intend to hire Eric's company to provide expert advice on possible additional plantings, and the best ways to ensure the ongoing growth and proper maintenance of the plants. I highly recommend Mogensen Landscaping, and have told Eric that he is welcome to have prospective clients come by to look at the work, and to use me as a reference.