I spent the next half hour or so showing the landscapers where I wanted 2 of the trees they had already planted moved to, and dragged a 4 foot long wooden post through the mud to outline the shape of the landscaping plan that we wanted.
I placed each of the shrubs and trees where we wanted them, and then the sodding began.
Here's a photo of our front lawn and landscaping after it was mulched and the sod laid.
Here's another close-up.
You can see the planting around our lamp post here.
Here's another view of some of the trees in our backyard. Looks like Brian will have to get the lawn mower out soon!
Last, is a photo of the left side of our house. We have 2 trees on each side of our house.