I know this is gardenweb and there are a whole host of landscaping and gardening forums I've never explored. But DH and I have never had our own yard before (lived in city), so our 0.5 acre lot seems overwhelming.
We met with a landscaper yesterday just to get ideas. Bed here, tree here, etc. That kind of thing. He's going to send us formal quotes.
One thing I noticed when walking around the neighborhood was that those lawns with built in sprinklers have much nicer appearance and greener grass. Our new neighbors new grass died when he went away for a few weeks during a dry time this summer. So I asked the landscaper how much those systems cost.
He said $7-8k!!!
Is that reasonable? I figured an irrigation system was just hoses in the ground hooked up to sprinklers. I thought the cost would be a lot more reasonable, but I don't know anything about these things. We're obviously going to get more quotes, but still!
Are you getting and irrigation system with your new build? How much is the cost?