I essentially grew up with my parents in the city, but I always spent my Summers out in the country with my Grandparents at their residence.
Back in those days, I have been told, the grounds were a center of the local economy, home to numerous markets & traders & such.
That was over a century ago and at this point the locale is totally lucky to be standing! With that said, I was still psyched to learn that I had inherited it, & started considering what I wanted to do with the land. The first thing I did was reach out to a local landscaping contractor for a total evaluation of the grounds, so I could see what all the options were. I knew that beautiful landscaping was essential to making the locale look vibrant again, but I certainly need some expert opinions. I actually got numerous opinions, & took bids for five different landscaping companies for who would take on the work. The contractor I picked won out because of the incredible vision they had, & also because they were a fence contractor that would supply me the nicest price for all the fencing I needed. I actually was going to need a couple of miles worth of commercial fencing. I decided to use 2 kinds, & installed chain link fencing up along the sides of the property, to keep out the local wildlife, & hikers & hunters also. For the front I selected aluminum security fencing, to supply an air of mystery to the locale, & set it off with security gates!