Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:53
Welcome Kirstin - what a great project for you
If you have children I'd make sure you take that into account when you plan various areas as you'll want a space that has some robust shrubs and planting for a while
Tackle the main things first - you're doing a great job getting the fence done and laying some turf. Keep things tidy for now and once the dust settles you can decide on what you want to achieve. Looking at magazines, books, internet and tv programmes will give you lots of ideas but decide what you like and dislike before spending too much money! Getting the soil in good order is always a good start - the manure in bags is a great way to get it healthy.
Loads of helpful people here who will offer advice as you go along.