Getting ready for my first real request here...
We want to start with the back yard as the priority as it is most likely to be used by us to "contain" the 3 1/2 year old boy while we can.
Our priorities or goals
1. Safe Play (there is currently a semi-functional pond)
2. A "nice-looking" place (yes, deliberately vague)
3. Do something about the silly drop off to the fence
4. Entertaining/cooking sitting outside
5. Grow some vegetables
I'll take a lot of pictures, and somewhere I may even have a fair sketch from a designer... Of course I'll do all that when I am not uprooting the ivy, vinca, and pachysandra ;)