So, we pulled out the dying grass and weeds, put down the fabric that prevent weeds/grass from growing up, laid some mulch and finished with the brick. The best thing about it was we had leftover brick and mulch from our previous landscape project. Although this wasn't a 'fun' project, we're hoping it saves us from potential disasters with our a/c in the future.
Hoping to complete some fun d&r projects this weekend. We're also preparing for the Race for the Cure on Sunday. Hope to see my fellow Kansas Citians there!