Larger rocks help define areas of interest around the circle and along the paths. More soil will be mounded in the beds to break the flatness.
The juxtaposition of rock and pavers creates interesting texture.
There will be a wide berm across the front. Once planted, it will form a semi-open screen that provides some privacy, yet allows views into the garden. This is also where all three of the major trees will be planted.
The front steps are now mortared and looking fantastic. We're really happy with these.