Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Finally a Driveway (and a yard question)

We were happy that they finally poured our driveway today. It has been raining so much around here that they have not got to pour it. They scraped our driveway to prep it 2 weeks ago so we have been parking on the road since then. We actually even got a ticket for it! Will post a picture later.

Now on to my question...what did everyone do for their yards? We were told that we would have a yard put in by Ryan which they called a stabilization package. Ryan said they would do the grading and plant grass seed, and if we wanted we could upgrade the grass seed for an additional charge but the labor would be free since they were planting seed anyway. So I call the landscaper yesterday and he says what we are getting is in no way a yard, will never be a yard, and we cannot upgrade the seed unless we have 20 yards of top soil brought in and this would cost us 1200 dollars! I understand this may not be a bad deal but 1200 dollars seems like a lot when we were told we could upgrade the seed if we wanted and everything else should be free. I talked with my project manager who had told me from the start that he believed the dirt we had was good enough to plant on and he is putting in a call to the landscaping company(who has not even come out to look at the yard). He advised that we get a soil analysis, so I think this will be our next step. What is everyone else doing?