Dog Pond - Place a plastic kiddie pool in the ground. It'd be easy to clean and looks nicer than having it above ground. Big dogs can't chew it up or drag it around. This is obviously more fancy than a plastic kiddie pool underground, good idea thou
Instead of flower boxes, put cushions for seating. Pergola w/ flower boxes, Just recently completed this project for a friend. Very large with large flower boxes., Custom flower boxes ready for planting, Patios & Decks Design
kid's play area - NO SAND Though! we have a play area in our back yard. It is soooo nice because we don't have to move toys when we want to mow! Good solution for under our tree where grass won't grow and it is muddy when it rains.