Well, I guess I'm not very good at keeping up with this. I'm going to make an effort to do better. I think its been like 6 months since I last posted.
Lots has happened since then. For now, I'll just post some pictures of the back yard with grass and bark. Ended up deciding to wait until spring to add plants, but didn't want the dogs all muddy, so went ahead and put down bark. The winter and the dogs haven't been good to the grass, but it'll be fixed when I add the fence for the dog run and get all the plants.