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Landscaping Bids Wanted

Landscaping BidsWe are ready (finally!) to look for landscaping bids. We’ve been looking forward to this stage for…forever. In addition to a landscape design, we would like a maintenance schedule to explain needed watering, fertilizing, pruning, etc., of the plants in the yard.

If you’re interested in bidding, please use the contact form or comment below, then download detailed house plans.

Yard Specifications

  • Low maintenance
  • Colorful (yellow, orange, lots of color)
  • Informal look
  • Sprinkler system
  • In-ground trampoline
  • Playground area with fast growing shade trees
  • Open fire pit
  • Vegetable garden area
  • Large grass area in backyard
  • Strip along western boundary for RV parking
  • Fully fenced back yard, vinyl (bid separately)
  • Cement curbing on remaining boundary line from end of fence to sidewalk (bid separately)

Plant Ideas


  • Any bulb flower (especially tulips and daffodils)
  • Perennials
  • A few rose bushes


  • Need a hearty, flowering vine for back deck (bonus if it smells really good!)
  • Lilac, common
  • Forsythia, lynwood gold
  • Euonymus, burning bush
  • Barberry, crimson pygmy
  • Butterfly bush
  • Magnolia, Star
  • Cotoneaster, willowleaf
  • Beauty bush
  • Mockorange, Minnesota snowflake


  • Eastern Redbud
  • Beech, Tricolor
  • Honeylocust, Sunburst
  • Bloodgood Japanese Maple
  • Sycamore Spaghetti Maple
  • Green Mountain Sugar Maple
  • Green Ash, Patmore
  • Brioti Red Horseshestnut
  • Hackberry
  • Mulberry, Fruitless Weeping
  • European Mountain Ash
  • Globe tree (don’t know the proper name for this tree, it leafs early in spring, has a light green leaf, wide with a round top)
  • Dwarf fruit trees along back fence (apple, cherry, apricot, peach, pear)
  • Trees that have flowers in springs and/or color in fall
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  • Steve McEwan July 23, 2010, 6:01 pm

    I would really LOVE to give you a bid on your landscaping. I will be out of town until Sunday evening. I will contact you then. Please check out my website to see what I can do. I can give you a complete bid on all you need. I do firepits, trampoline pits, concrete, fence etc. etc.
    Steve McEwan

  • Alison Moore Smith July 24, 2010, 1:11 am

    Steve, thanks for commenting. Would love to get your bid.

    Funny story. When I go walking every day I look at all the houses and landscapes to get ideas. There is one house that stood out to me as very beautiful without being fussy. It looked inviting and serene and it’s beautifully lit at night. So a few weeks ago when Sam and I went for a walk, I took him to see the same house. He liked it as well, so we planned to show the house to whomever we hired to landscape our lot.

    A couple of days ago, I was out walking with one of my daughters and I took her to see the same landscape. It was only then that I saw a truck in the driveway…with the Dreamscapes logo on the side. Hah! So, yea, you do great work! And the “where quality meets price” motto is right up my alley!

  • Tipton Landscaping July 26, 2010, 6:09 pm

    We would love to bid on your yard and hope to earn your business. We will contact you to set up and estimate time. Thank you.

  • Alison Moore Smith July 26, 2010, 11:18 pm

    Look forward to hearing from you!

  • High Country Landscaping July 29, 2010, 8:47 am

    I recieved your email and I will contact you to set up a time for an estimate. Thank you.

  • Anne M August 2, 2010, 7:21 am

    How wonderful to see you’re finally arrived at landscaping – woohoo!

    Just curious, isn’t your location crucial for potential landscapers to know? I’m not even sure which state you’re in.
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  • Alison Moore Smith August 2, 2010, 3:38 pm

    Thanks, Anne.

    Yes, they do need that info. It’s on the house plans page. But most of the subcontractors come from referrals. I other words, I get a referral and email them with address, etc. Then I send them to the URL for details about the project. But adding it to each request for bid post would have been a good idea. 🙂

  • Garfield June 8, 2011, 9:52 am

    Let me know what you end up doing! This company can probably give you a good andscaping bid. We used them last summer to help us redo our back yard.

  • Alison Moore Smith June 13, 2011, 11:18 am

    Garfield, you’ll notice that the we sought bids nearly a year ago. The house is now complete. Thanks anyway.

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