In this South Congress area yard, we removed all of the gravel in the backyard and created a whimsical design space. The door/gate and brick patio already existed but the rest of the yard was simply gravel. We scooped out all the gravel and started by spreading and tilling compost. Then, we planted shade friendly plants around an Oklahoma Patio Stone walkway which utilizes river rock from an existing feature.
Lights were repaired and adjusted to highlight the new setup. In the nook by the back door, we altered the planter into a little rain garden with mixed tumbled glass. In regards to irrigation, we added Dripping Springs Ollas around the plants that need more water.