I want to add new landscape - how to guarantee success?
Answer: New landscape can affect irrigation, drainage, soil, site conditions.
Ask your contractor how the new landscape impacts the above issues.
Outdoor lights work intermittently?
Answer: Always start at the transformer-is there power? Check individual fixtures and bulbs. If all these are clear then we have a wire/bad connection. Might be cost effective to just abandon the old wire and run new wire with new waterproof connectors.
Patio stepping stones have settled?
Answer: lift up the low stones and place decomposed granite beneath to level.
Soil in the planting beds is all sticky clay?
Answer: incorporate 2-3in. of organic compost and dig in or till in 6in. deep.
House foundation is settling
Answer: install drip irrigation to building perimeter. Install root barriers to prevent root intrusion under the