Help! How can we use this yard?
As you can see we have a dirt yard that is completely unusable at the moment. We need help/suggestions to make it more user friendly. Since these photo's were taken we've cleared the bark chippings away because they were just turning into mulch and we have some plants in containers (herbs, strawberries, raspberries). We used mats last year so we could at least sit in a small part of it but we'd really like to be able to sit down and have somewhere for my daughter to play, more plants and maybe a trellis for privacy? Although, would that block the sun? Any suggestions are welcome because we really can't use it at all. It's a rented property, although we're planning to be here for the long haul, so we can't do too much digging, putting in drainage etc. We've waited 3 years for the landlord to give us a garden as planned but we've decided (and he's happy for us to) just tackle it ourselves. Maybe a seating area or ground cover of some sort that's not grass? Any suggestions at all are welcome, we're at a complete loss! Thanks.