Landscaping Ranch-style house
Hi. My hubby and I bought our first home a little over 2 years ago. Since then, I've done some planting, but would like to have a more cohesive, and complimentary, landscape design - rather than a thrown-together, haphazard look. Lol. I'm willing to (eventually) move/replace any and all current plantings. Due to budget constraints and a new baby on the way, things will have to be done in stages. The house faces NE and we're in zone 7.
Currently, I have azaleas lining the front foundation area, pink knock-outs lining the yard adjacent to the driveway, and a weeping cherry tree in the middle of the front yard - almost directly in line with the edge of the house.
I'd like to stick to fairly low-maintenance plants, but other than that I'm up for just about anything. Just no large-scale trees. For some reason that is very common around here, and for several reasons I just do not like it. I prefer a nice, open, sunny front yard. Thanks in advance for any and all ideas!