Houzz is the new way to design your home.
Jenn and Shawn Landscaping Examples
I've included a few photos of what I'm talking about. Refer to comments so you can see what I'm referencing from the scan I sent of your landscape. Okay?
This is a good example of loose-beach stone border
Good use of beach stone instead of normal cedar chip mulch, and low-maintenance beach grasses
Cedar mulch and natural, low-maintenance beach grasses that would work
A mix of Roses and beach grass
See how they've mixed in the driftwood and the grasses? This would be easy/inexpensive to do in your yard
Beach-stone border, easy, no mortar, very do-able
Another example of the grasses and wild roses mixed. Very, very appropriate for your new 'theme'
a perfect example of the 'grass' landscaping I'm trying to steer you toward
More mixed grasses--doesn't have to be boring--but it is low-maintenance!
Another example of driftwood being used as 'art'
A more upscale, higher maintenance beach-stone border example. But you get the idea