Is This A DIY Forum or Not
Though many of you have been VERY helpful, I can't help but be put off by some of the arrogance I have read both first and second hand on this forum. I've read threads from those trying to help, belittled for their input. It is deplorable the way some of you come across. I've never been to any of the other forums where others are berated at all. This forum it is rampant.
Other forums are much, much kinder and seem to understand the purpose of these forums - to exchange information and ideas. Many come here trying to DIY or get a second opinion regarding their design. Not everyone needs nor wants to hire a landscape designer/architect for their projects. You can't be treating your customers with this kind of attitude or you'd have none.
Those that practice basic kindness will likely nod their head in agreement. Sadly those of you that need to "button up" and say nothing or choose your words, likely won't even read this.
This could be a great forum, if those that really want to help were the only ones allowed.