A few months back we asked my dad (a landscape architect) to help us out with a plan for our side yard. He put together the awesome plan below, which we are now attempting to construct.
We’ve made a few changes along the way as we started to lay things out, particularly regarding the steps. While we think the multiple step design looks amazing, but once we started envisioning the path, we realized that our yard’s slope really isn’t too steep. A simple, winding gravel path would do the job just fine. However, we did have a bit of a grade transition to deal with at the top (the area in front of the playhouse), so we modified the design to use a single, wide step at the top. Otherwise, we are following the spirit of the plan pretty closely.