Grading … it’s one of my pet peeves. Landscapers/developers should know better, but they don’t always get grading right. Or they forget to check for it, or it was done (sort of) but with time, erosion and settling, the grading changed.
Have you noticed that when you buy a certain type of car, you start to see that type of car everywhere? Well, the same thing happened to me when I planted a serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.). It seems like the most planted small tree in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)!