Too Undecided to Hire a Pro
After living with an unusable yard for 2 years, we still haven't come up with a solid design, grrrrrr!!!!
We have a wide but shallow lot upon a lake. With some hardscaping already in place (retaining wall and deck), needing pathways to the beach, changing slopes of the land, incorporating the neighbors topography, and the HOA restrictions, we've barely been able to come up with a rough draft of the layout. Even if we moved forward with that, we have to work with various materials that complement each other, but are different enough (ie concrete, sand, and stone floorings (might throw in some breeze and wood too from another nearby area). We need it to flow and not look like add on after add on.
We've have looked through hundreds upon hundreds of pictuers and are still too stuck to have someone hold our hands through (the consult fees would be higher then the end product).
We will retire into this home, so resale is not an issue. The issue is we have many, many years to have to live with changing lifestyles and needs over the decades. Pretty tall order to fill. Can it be filled?
I dread going through another summer with only dirt, mud and weeds when the potential is so great.