The lawn is dying off as planned although it looks healthier in this photo than it does in real life. My nephews are going to remove it for me and prepare the ground ready for planting. These pebbles will be moved from the edge of the decking (where they are lethal and I twist my ankle every time I step on them) to create a feature somewhere else in the garden, but I don't know where yet!
My nephew's labour for this is another Christmas 2013 gift. They are also going to create a place for the bins and a proper step so it is safer for me to negotiate the change in levels between the decking, the garden and the path around the garage.