The lawn...well, first, it's difficult to start a lawn, especially from seed. So, first we started the lawn, all two acres. Only after it was established did we start landscaping in the beds, etc. We still have 3 of 5 phases of landscaping to go!
It was painful to have to remove all that sod to put in the beds. I wanted to sell it...but DH dumped it into the back.
I DO have LawnDoctor come out once a year to treat for dandelions/weeds (it's a bit large to do by hand) and I use milky spore for grubs. It's spring, too...end of summer it won't be as lush!