A large project, involving the removal of front yard sod (approximately 4500 sq feet). Edamarie Mattei , owner of Backyard Bounty was retained to install a native, drought tolerant meadow garden, a rain garden and to assist with navigating the requirements of Montgomery County's Rainscape rebate program. I worked with Edamarie and her colleague Alison Jones for several months on the design for this complex garden installation. During this process we discussed the design options, met in person and exchanged many e-mails, to achieve the most optimum, detailed plan for the property. During each phase of the design process, Edamarie paid careful attention to our property requirements (which included water run-off issues, and a slope) as well as our aesthetic requests. E-mails were answered timely and questions were answered with detailed explanations from both a design as well as the botanical perspective to make sure the material which was installed would be appropriate for the growing conditions. Special attention was paid to my requests for plants of a certain color and growing habit. My concerns about the walkability and safety of hardscape steppers was taken very seriously and were discussed at length (pictures also provided by Backyard Bounty) to make sure I would be happy with the selection. The final plan was exceptional. The plan was reviewed by a Montgomery Rainscapes representative. When questions and some perc issues arose, Edamarie did an excellent job communicating with the Rainscapes program, answering the questions and assisting me through some perc test problems to ensure I would be eligible for the maximum rebate. At the end of the project, after the final inspection, I received the full $2500.00 rebate as a result of her guidance. The day of plant delivery/installation, the Backyard Bounty team and I inspected every plant (approximately 600 plants) and each was in excellent condition. The Backyard Bounty installation team was top-notch, knowledgeable and careful in their work. They worked long hours every day to make sure the installation went as smoothly as possible. Edamarie was present at the site for parts of everyday during the installation to address the inevitable changes that come along with projects of this size. When she was not there, a team supervisor or team lead was present to make sure the plan was followed and implemented correctly. At the end of the installation Edamarie reviewed the plan with me. We went over the changes made during the installation. There was also a walk through to ensure I had a good understanding of the plant names. Unforseen items found along the way, which are part of every project , were addressed creatively and efficiently. Communication throughout the project installation was excellent. Edamarie kept me aware of what was to be happening at the beginning of each day of the installation so expectations were accurately met. The garden is now beautiful and flourishing. I have requested assistance from Backyard Bounty with certain maintenance work. Edamarie is very flexible in helping to identify what work can be done at the moment and what may be deferred to save on financial and material resources. I look forward to working with Backyard Bounty again on future projects.