During the spring of 2012 we undertook an extensive landscaping makeover. The grass was worn, the shrubs were overgrown and several trees had to be repaired or replaced. It had been 28 years since we built the house and did the existing landscaping.

A simple advertisement we received in the mail encouraged us to consider some needed, immediate repairs. Some areas of the lawn were in need of repair and a few of the shrubs looked more like small trees.

With the help of HOW and Mark’s professional vision, several other problems that we knew existed were included. The concrete walk to the front door of the house was broken and heaving, a drainage problem in the front of the house existed along with several other concerns.

As the scope of the project grew, we began to realize, as did HOW and Mark, that a complete makeover was in order. Yes, the project would be costly, but we knew that the changes and improvements to our property would be a look that we would be proud of and would increase the value of our home.

As the project progressed, there were brief periods of time when we wondered if things would really come together as planned. This was after all a major and costly project. HOW and Mark continually informed us as to what was next and made sure that we were pleased with the progress.

When the new shrubbery and trees arrived and were placed in their intended locations, the vision that HOW and Mark had created could be easily seen.

As the project neared completion, several of our neighbors and other people just passing by, made favorable comments as to how pleasing our “new look” was. Not only were our friends and neighbors pleased, but so are we.

One relatively small area of our yard is the small backyard that we have. The backyard is extremely small and somewhat hidden from “street view”. The area is so small that we always had problems mowing the grass. Not any more! This area has been transformed into a delightfully “warm” area with no grass to mow. Just relaxing on the deck that overlooks this area is a new experience for us. The small water fountain with its gentle sound adds to the warmth, not to mention the squirrels, birds and rabbits that seem to like the area too.

Bob & Mary Treleven