In these images there are two Japanese Maples in the wooded area that are allowed to lean in a bit for some color and texture.
In the above image you can see the very back. I have kept it very simple since it isn’t seen much. Some of the landscape beds are made of an attractive landscape rock, boulders ( we may be able to use ones you already have or purchase attractive ones ), edging and plants.
These plants you see are Liberty Holly in the corner and Rhododendrons along the fence.
When you get to the area where the pool is there is a slightly raised deck and flagstone patio surfaces.
The deck leads down to a raised deck with a fire pit area and some decorative stone walls.
The stone walls double as seating or for setting drinks or food etc.
This layout makes the yard much more interesting for both humans and the dogs. The dogs will track in less mess as well.
This view shows you some grasses, boulders, decorative rock, Liberty Holly, Rhododendrons, and Skypencil Hollies.
I have added a small fence to hide the rain barrel and pool equipment. I know the equipment may be leaving but it could double as other storage so you wont use under the steps.
The next two images are from inside of the deck so if you want to stand there you can see what it will look like.
Another option for by the gates:
In these last images you will see there are stepping stones with Dwarf Mondo grass by the gates.
I can easily estimate the flagstone as pavers if you like them better. Thank you and let me know if you are ready for me to estimate this project.
The above two images are of the retaining wall in the very back but in reality it may be a little different according to how the land is actually sloped.
In these images I have represented a similar paver to one we install called Belgard Dublin Cobble
In these last three images I am showing you what the area would look like if it were tan flagstone with a gray mortar.
The things I was to accomplish with these images are removing the deck and making the area a hard surface, remove the skirting under the deck and add gravel, remove a wall near the back gate, lower area retaining wall represented, bring the landscaping to the back gate, and modify any beds with plants that are necessary to go with what is represented. Talk to you soon.