Earlier this Spring I told you how we got our pool renovated. It was a pretty easy, fast and Bob from AquaVision was very easy to work with. Even when we did have an issue, he was on it quick. The only real issue with the pool is that we can never use it since all it does is rain in the ATL. Total Bummer.
Our next big project is what we call the side yard. It is a mess and is usual Hotel Yorba style, has been for some time. We have been saying we needed to get it fixed but the hassle of meeting with people always got in the way. Well, since I am working from home, I can now meet with people for quotes. I went on a neighborhood social page and asked people for suggested landscapers. Well, one of the landscapers lives in the area and she contacted me. On a Sunday no less (via e-mail).
I met with Molly Welch of WDesigns Landscape yesterday. Points in her favor:
1. She was on time.
2. She liked Timber (he did the tour with us) and is also a cat person.
3. She is a woman who runs who own business.
4. I liked her.
We walked around the whole yard, me with my list of different projects I want quotes on and she with her note pad. We then came in and I saw her portfolio of work. She worked a lot of huge houses in Sandy Springs. I have no idea how much this kind of thing costs. I have a meeting with another firm tomorrow and want to meet with a least one more, see their suggestions and get their quotes before we make a decision. I plan to do before, during and after pictures of the project.
All that green stuff is weeds. This area gets no light and grass won’t grow. I had some mint growing to one side of it until the lawn maintenance crew weed wacked it all away. Just so happens I am looking for a new lawn maintenance crew too.
On the left we talked about putting in some blue berry bushes. I learned something new (or was reminded of it), you must have at least two blue berry bushes for them to grow. They are like an old married couple.
We had this tree looked at a few months ago and they said it was injured a while back and would need to be taken down in a few years. Molly is going to have a company she works with and uses to give us a second option. That thing falls and there goes the guest room. She is also going to give us a quote for a new fence. I think the one we have was built back with the house in 1982. There are a few other areas that need work but I won’t bore you with the pictures….yet.
It has been a busy morning working.
Reader’s! It is overcast and grey here in the ATL. Looks like rain. Hope the sun is shinning where you are. And if it isn’t, make you own sun shine!!