The mini garden we put in this year isn't doing great. It was a last minute decision, so we didn't do a lot of prep beyond pulling weeds, breaking the ground and throwing some compost down. This area will need a lot more TLC if it's going to become a permanent veggie area.
As you can see, the grass has grown right back in and tried to take over:
We have some plans for the front yard too, there is room for several fruit trees and there is a steep slope we'd like to redo completely with something that doesn't require any mowing. I'd love something really low maintenance and/or edible. Mint and rosemary surrounded by a ground cover of sweet potato vines or something. By the time we actually closed on the house, made it through the job switch and settled into our new budget, it was just too late in the year to do a whole lot there. We've started some redecorating projects on the inside (where it's air conditioned) instead. Heavy yard work will probably wait until fall.