My husband and I contracted Prelude Landscaping to install our backyard design in the hopes of starting in the spring of 2017. However, the company was not able to start our project until late August. Unfortunately, we did not have a good experience with this company. In fact, we encountered several problems, including an improperly dug swale, owner miscalculated the size of our desired stone patio (which led to an increase in the cost of materials), crew did not notice downspout and, therefore, failed to run a drain under the patio, flagstone walkways were not properly installed (but crew did fix when the mistake was pointed out), landscaping cloth was not used in some areas of the perennial bed, wrong type and variety of perennials were provided (had to be returned), perennials and shrubs were not properly spaced and placed according to the landscape design, pavers were not installed securely on the water feature (this was resolved), missing T-connector for the plastic edging, and wrong material (mulch vs. river rock) used in some areas (this was resolved). Many of the problems were resolved (as indicated); however, some were not.