Having lost several pine trees in the backyard, we want to replant with trees native to East Texas. Ideally, the trees will provide afternoon shade on the patio. There are no plans for the open space, so other features can be added to create a more welcoming visual effect. The St. Augustine lawn is covered with an irrigation system. The backyard measures 67 ft x 95 ft.
The photos show the open space in relation to the house. We would like to incorporate some features that would draw people from the patio out into the yard, as well as add color suitable for the East Texas climate. For the consideration of afternoon shade, the patio faces 300 degrees.