its certainly a well tended landscape but:- you should water your lawn more. A good soaking once a week will ensure a deep rooted and green lawn. - The landscaping is somewhat pedestrian. Some splashes of color via some hardy impatience will catch the eye with a minimum of maintenance. - Since you seem to relate to these northern cousins, perhaps a gnome fishing, a flock of flamingos, or a wishing well will draw out conversation with the locals. These tips are free this time but you can purchase my consulting time for $100 per hour.