How would you turn this patio into a garden courtyard?
Here is the overall design of the patio as it is right now, with house on 3 sides and a dry stream on the 4th side.
View through the patio doors
From the driveway across
And from farther back on the driveway
Please ignore the mess on the driveway and deck. We've had construction and then neighborhood dogs have started coming over to swim and terrorize my cat so I put up a barricade of tomato cages.
We want to build an attractive fence between the garage and house, and more fence across the back of the patio to enclose it into a courtyard.
We thought of a brick wall, but like the idea of a wood fence a little better. Seems like it would look a little warmer than a blank brick wall. Also, if we do wood, we can set the posts into the dry stream area and grow something along the fence inside the courtyard. A brick wall would have to be built on the patio and then everything would have to be in planters.
It needs to have a gate, either facing the driveway or possibly around the corner, but that area is tight. The only faucet close to the front yard is on the wall on the patio.
I love this fence and gate and would love to have something like it between the garage and house, but it's not private enough to put around the patio.
Any suggestions? I'd like to build the fence between garage and house this weekend.