Design Image Update:
The two images above are what your neighbors may see from their sides of the property with the design the way it is now.
Here is the alley to get into the back yard from the front. I have represented a vine ( Red Wall ) Link – https://www.google.com/search?q=denmark+shade+landscape&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiozuzJ1JfVAhXIOiYKHVGoDg0Q_AUIBigB&biw=1351&bih=636#tbm=isch&q=red+wall+parthenocissus
which is showing the fall color, the rest of the year it is green and a Variegated Hosta. There would be a trellis on the upper area of the fence so this plant could provide the maximum screening.
In the raised planter on the deck I have a Rosemary, Tomato, and Sage plants represented.
From this above view you can see a water feature made of boulders, hosta, a grass and your Cattail art piece, on the left you can see the horse art piece in the distance.
From the doorway to the deck area I have on the right a variety of Lenten Rose represented and Hosta.
Near the horse is a boulder and some upright grasses ( there are varieties to choose from ), a Red Sentinel Japanese Maple, a Fernspray Hinoki Cypress which is yellowish, Crape Myrtles in the back alley and the white blooming tree is a Crab Apple which brings in birds with the fruit and has great fall color.
Behind theboulder is Butterfly Bush, and to the left is a Green Mountain Boxwood.
In the above view you can see Little Lime Hydrangea by the garage, and Lilly of The Valley ground cover with Ostrich Ferns, and Oakleaf Hydrangea. The trees are Royal Frost Birch for a fantastic whitish bark in the shade.
On the left in the above image are Camelias ( varieties to chose from ). These will grow to a height where they will help with screening an unwanted view.
Thank you for having been patient on timing for this update.
Design Update – Utilities – Waterfall – Mower Gap
In this above image you can see that the Japanese Maple which is red and the Liberty Holly take your mind away from the utilities behind them. I know the Holly blocks the window and if that is an issue we can remove it or it can be trimmed so that it doesn’t block the window.
The waterfeature has been moved from this spot and in its place is a boulder with Red Barron Japanese Blood Grass and Lenten Rose.
From this above view you can see the water feature has been moved to where the horse statue was and now the horse art piece is more near the garage.
The Japanese Blood Grasses were added to the water feature because now it is in a more full sun location and this plant makes waterfalls look great.
In this above image I have a better image of how I have the plants spaced. This is a gap where the mower could be pulled in and out without affecting things. If I need to move plants around I will but it has been planned in from the beginning. This is so you get lost in the presence of your yard not having to think about the industrial side that has to be done because the path is hidden.
The Japanese Maples you see are Red Sentinels. I hope you like the changes just let me know.
Holly Update Image:
Here in the above image I have substituted the Liberty Holly for Distylium Blue Cascade.