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Thanks Jane, I'll mention that to him about the mulch, I think he was going to use a finer shredded hardwood that's supposed to break down nicely. The area we have to work with is only about 18' x 40', deeper than wide. We'd have double that if it weren't for the 2 car detached garage, and I sometimes entertain thoughts of tearing it out, particularly because it's getting a little dilapidated and will be spendy to fix up, but it's an awful nice convenience, the automatic doors still work, and I'm sure it adds value to the property.
Before we decided to get the puppy this year, the original plan was to plant the entire thing with veggies and flowers, a real garden of eden, though we still can't afford a nice privacy fence (making do with the ugly rusting chain link for now). We've reduced the planting space to the back 10 feet or so & allowing about a foot along the side, and she won't have a large area to run, but it's better than nothing. We're hoping a privacy fence will be in the budget in the next year or two, hopefully sooner than later because there is a new, big, scary Rotweiler kitty corner behind us now. I printed your pic and I'm going to show it to my landscaper for inspiration. We really lucked out and found someone knowledgeable, honest and reasonably priced who's willing to work without our budget.