We finally got all our landscaping plans back along with the quotes for a couple of the items. First and foremost, was the information for the playset prep...$4000. The quote isn't itemized and also doesn't list what materials are going to be used for everything (except pea gravel for filler), but I can't believe it. My thoughts are that if we knew what we were doing then it's something we could possibly do ourselves. It'd be a lot of work and take a lot of research and trials/tribulations on our part, but it's doable. I'm definitely not saying that we would, but I'm shocked by the price.
Needless to say, Dadda monkey's next task is to get a couple of other quotes and get a break down for everything. I'm sure there's something we can do to save ourselves some money. For example, I bet we can lay down the weed barrier, which might save us all of $50. Who knows, but I surely didn't anticipate Monkey girl's playset costing us around $5000. I don't think I even need to continue with the rest of the information we got. Let's just say a deck will not be built in our backyard in the foreseeable future.