Sweet, forgot I asked this here. The yard gets sunlight most of the day but there is a good area under a couple trees that may be sun-free a decent amount of the day. Those trees DO need to go, though... I'll have to start popping out into the yard to check on where the sun hits. I just didn't want the pile to be on the patio if I could help it. That seems to be the shadiest part of the back yard.
Now to decide once and for all how much of the backyard will be my garden. I hope I don't anger the hubby (who never goes out anyway) with my plot to take over the lawn, LMAO!