I like use of rocks gravel to slow water down as it moves through landscape on slight slope. Flat stone with depression in foreground a perfect spot for bees & butterflies to get water (without drowning in a deeper birdbath)
I love the orderliness in keeping the planting and mulch in place under the tree, and being able to bring in good soil for a hard to plant/grow area.
Wood Obelisk Garden Trellis - use for Purple Hyacinth Vine next year?
Eplans Landscape Plan - Water Garden Landscape from Eplans - House Plan Code Pictures Design)