I want to recommend our amazing landscape designer, Kathy Oberg, Atwater's Fairy Yardmother. She created an amazing space in our backyard, removing all the poisonous and poke-y plants and creating a drought tolerant English garden instead. She also took our front yard from cute to amazing.She works in all styles and has an amazing and fast crew. Best of all, she won't charge an arm and leg.
I can't post a link yet (spam blockers), so please try to visit fairyyardmother.blogspot.com/ for info an pics.