There's a big crabapple tree that dominates the front yard, so I'm having a hard time finding a good focal point there to put the fountain. Also, the neighbors right across the street have a big dramatic fountain, and our little fountain might look a little odd by direct comparison. I think it makes sense to have it in the back, with seating around it. But that means I need to figure out where the patio should go now. The plumber will be here in a few weeks!
So I guess I have two questions. Given that this is the site plan (below), any suggestions on where the patio should go? Near the house? Near the garage? (That's the shadiest spot right now, since there's a big tree over the garage -- whose roots are destroying the garage foundation, but that's a problem for another year.) Near the south side neighbors? (Sunny.) Keep in mind that we're planning on a fair bit of vegetable gardening in the back, so most of the sunny places are committed to that.
And given that I have this as a PDF and as a JPG, are there any free (or relatively cheap) garden design programs out there that I could use this with? Or I could calculate the dimensions and draw a new plan in the program, if there isn't one that can take an existing PDF or JPG...