The builder (in our case) included the front and back lawn, but that's it. The rest was up to us.
We decided to hire someone to do it since we just don't have the time (nor desire) to do it ourselves. Plus, our backyard faces a busy street so we wanted it to be made more private. And, we just wanted someone with a "vision" to come up with something that would look good as opposed to us just throwing in plants in random places.
So yesterday the work started....
|front yard by driveway|
|around utility boxes|
|side of the garage|
|our busy street side-backyard|