Need Design Ideas
First time post, long time lurker. I appreciate the great things that everyone contributes here so that people inexperienced (like me) can learn and improve the looks of their yards.
We bought this house 2 1/2 years ago and have finally found the money to start working on the yard. Two weeks ago today I planted grass seed and we are happy with how it is coming in. My post today is to ask for some help and insight on how to shape and lay out flower beds for the back yard. I have included a few pictures from the back door of the yard as well as a grid diagram that I made of the yard.
We are in suburban Salt Lake City. The back of my house faces south. The three trees in a row are sycamores that I got last fall for a killer price and the other tree in the opposite corner is a spring snow crab apple planted two weeks ago. If you look at the diagram, that is what we had planned on doing last fall but I was unsure of how to shape the areas and ended up planting all grass for now with the intention of making up my mind and shaping it later. The sprinkler system is set up so the two flower beds are on their own zone. Also, I didn't plant grass in the far south east corner which is where I'm going to build a vegetable garden. (which is really going to be a compost area and raspberry patch. no veggies-don't cook much.)
Future plans and hopes for the yard? I'm for sure going to put in a pondless water feature. I have thought about doing a fire pit but am not sure where to put it. I also would like to add another couple trees. I like trees that look interesting. (Was thinking of a sweetgum for its fall color.)
Yard dimensions are 80' east/west, and about 100' north/south.
Thanks in advance for any help. I'm sure I missed some essential information and will watch the post closely.
Here is a link that might be useful: Yard Pictures