We are still trying to figure out our backyard and what we should do. After speaking with lots of landscapers and getting some estimates, etc.... we might just keep it simple and easy. We know we want a patio, garden, grass and sprinklers for sure. We will add trees and plants, etc...... throughout the summer and then in the future we can change things if we need/want to. I like to keep things easy and simple in my life, and so the backyard will be the same. And since we are doing the work ourselves, it just make sense.
Below are some pics that have been pinned on Pinterest for some inspiration: