My husband and I are buying a portion of our neighbor's property. Currently, our back yard has this ugly brick wall right by the back, which we are going to tear out. I also want to pull up all the stones in the patio and lay them back down, because they are warped and crooked from years of settling.
Here's a picture.
The problem is there's a concrete border around the stones. I'm assuming that we're going to have to hire a landscaping company to tear down the brick wall, and the concrete border that goes with it. I don't know, however, if that concrete edging is part of the house foundation. I don't know how to tell.
Should we have the concrete border torn out? If so, what should I use for a border? I have never put in a stone patio or deck, so it'll be a first project for me. I want to add some area to the stone patio, too.
If we don't tear out the concrete border, what can I do to make it look better? Our yard is a complete mess because everything is torn up while we buy the property, build fencing, etc.
Oh, and I'm in Utah, where it gets quite cold in the winter, and very hot in the summer.