When i bought my house recently i wanted to make changes in my backyard. The previous owner had mainly created a small farm type of arrangement in the backyard for growing various vegetables such as beans, lettuce, chives, coriander, Green Chillies, Chayote. He had made many divisions of the backyard with wooden planks and each division he used it to grow a certain type of crops as mentioned. All these sounds good for a farmer but i on the other hand likes a cleaner open space with green grass lawn and only some small portion of the land for growing vegetables. So what i did was to remove all those wooden divisions and wooden vertical tall stands and created a big open space instead with nothing growing at the moment. I added some new garden soil from Home depot and i was debating whether to buy grass sod or buy grass seeds. Since the area to be covered with grass is quite big and i do have some financial limitations when it comes to spending on my backyards stuff.
An example of backyard farming would be similar to photos below: