Ugly backyard - need help
We just moved into a home with a south facing backyard with an old underground pool. The pool needs help and since we have 4 kids we think we will keep it and pour money into it :)
But we need to update this yard. We will replace the fence and hoping to remove tired wooden patio that's at the far end of yard next to garage and put a little grass there and plants around it next to fence. Would love a small tree there maybe a flowering tree. Want to make an area for kids to play - fairy nook, a bench maybe with an arbor over? No play set something low key. And patios! We are thinking concrete or pavers - a big one next to house, right of pool and a skinnier one left of pool where the afternoon sun comes on. We have a neighbors pine tree right of garage that I'd like to leave green or brown maybe? Maybe plant something like hostas there? It's so darn ugly. Please any help with patio size, design suggestions and planting ideas would be great....thank you!!