ok there is co much going on in this picture that works for me. grass up to the deck looks like it can work. i also like the little box hedge up against the wall, and think i would like to do similar on the wall that i have like that. i like what is separating the different levels of grass, i think i will have a couple of levels to the yard when i get a bobcat to come in and level things. at the moment there is a gentle slope towards my house from the fence.