Here are the basic images so far. Thank you for being patient, there is a form below where you can send me links. In three days I will have another update for you.
The overall goal was to leave enough grass space to make the yard usable for something like soccer or other game play while creating more usable space with a patio, fire pit, and seat wall.
Some of the other items covered are privacy by screening three views, and feeding the local bird population while being visually appealing.
In this design you can see a tree with white blooms and that is a Serviceberry. This tree makes an edible berry for the birds while making attractive white blooms, it tolerates the shade and doesn’t get too large for the space.
The plants you see here are Liberty Hollies a slow grower to a maximum of 8′ they are upscale and beautiful while dense for screening views.
I know you have noticed that I moved the steps, I can move them back and change anything you like about the design. They are just images. The reason I moved them is for a better overall flow.
In the images you can see some silvery blooms and they are Agistache ( Hyssop ), this plant feeds finches and cardinals.
You can also see some pinkish coneflower type plants and there are a few varieties to choose from. Coneflower feed Bluejays, Cardinals, and finches.
The very smallest plant with white flowers is an Aster and they actually get larger than this but my program has a limited size. Asters feed cardinals, chickadees, goldfinches, indigo buntings, nuthatches, and sparrow.
In the above view you can see two different varieties of fern, there are several natives to choose from.
Here in your 4′ x 8′ cedar planter garden I have three Tomato plants, a Rosemary, and three Thyme.
In this images you can see the purple of Coral Bells ( Huechera ). There are a few varieties to choose from. And the taller green plants with white flowers are Oakleaf Hydrangea.
Take some time and review these images. I will be able to update any changes after the weekend. There is a form at the bottom of the page for any links you would like to share with me.
Newest Design Update:
Good evening in these images the patio has been moved to avoid having to move the steps, the circular part is the same size as before but now there is no need for the walkway because of the placement which helps to keep the costs down.
The yard still has a large open area for playing in the grass to one side.
The size of the seat wall has been reduced a couple of feet to save on costs but is still there. Now it is 6′ long.
I will also be sending an email along with this update. Talk soon.