I'm a first time gardener here in Victoria, looking for much needed advice on turning my poorly maintained yard into a beautiful low maintenance garden. The previous owners had large dogs who had their way with the yard. After a few years of fighting allergies, I'm now ready to beautify my yard with the help of allergy shots!
The doodle below should give you a good idea of what my yard is at the moment. My zone is 7, parts of the yard has full sun and shade.
Ideally I'd like to replace the lawn with rocks, ground cover and plants (native plants preferably). Nothing fancy, just something nice to look at while we're bbq-ing.
Any help would be great!