When we started on this project, a majority of this backyard was covered in asphalt. The client wanted more useable space for his kids to play and have pool parties but the concrete around the pool was cracking and a hot tub had been removed so there was an open square with no concrete. There was also flooding around the pool.
We repaired the concrete, resurfaced it, and installed a drain in the pool deck to alleviate the flooding. We then removed all of the asphalt and created a grassy area with a bed all along the back of the house, adding some color and low maintenance plants.