It’s taken us a few months, but we now have found a good landscaper with an acceptable bid. Bob of RES and his crew started on Thursday with cleaning the site and tilling/mixing the soil. Today they are working on the sprinkler install.
For cost reasons we’ve eliminated a few items from the original design, but feel that we will still be achieving a similar feel with the overall result. The steel trellis/solar shade at the rear patio is also being fabricated as we speak.
Before the landscape is finished it would also be good to get the fence in. We’ve got a look we are happy with, now it’s just getting it all started and installed in the optimal sequence.