I have a pint sized lawn (72 sq, ft.) and have tried for 12 years to grow grass. I gave up!! The lawn is almost all moss and looks terrible. I'm trying to get permission from our Strata Council (I live in a townhouse) to replace the ugly lawn with ground cover. I started my research at Prickly Pear (Steveston) last week-end. They showed me a number of ground covers (and recommended some sort of Thyme). But the cost will be prohibitive for me to do the work myself (buy the plants, prepare the soil, plant and nuture the plants until they are all grown in). Also I'm short of time - I work full time. So, I was thinking of hiring a professional Landscaper but have no idea who I should hire, cost, etc. The lawn is very shady (gets about 1-2 hours of sun in the summer), and has poor drainage. Besides the Thymes, can anybody give me other suggestions on which variety would be best and suggest a reputable Landscaper in Vancouver (or Burnaby)?? Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.