Does anyone have any insight to landscaping?
We are just about finished installing a recycled brick patio and path under our grape arbor/gazebo. I've only landscaped small easy areas and this area has me nervous. I want it to be beautiful and practical. Any ideas? Should I do this myself or hire out? Any idea on an estimate or how a landscape designer or contractor charges in addition to materials? By the hour? By size? Can you tell by looking at the size if it's going to be thousands of dollars or something more affordable? There is a few feet on either side of the path as well as on the outer edge of each side of the grape arbor. Do I do mulch or stones or plants? It's mostly shaded and we're in western PA. In the fall, I'll have to blow leaves from an oak tree out of area as well as falling grapes/leaves. With my inexperience, I don't want to waste money. Any advice is appreciated!