Large flat front yard... plan ideas?
Hi everyone! Always wanted a house with a large yard and I finally got it last year... but now I'm faced with this barren 3500+ sqft front yard and not sure how to put together something interesting and coherent.
The driveway is on the right side and goes behind the house. There is a concrete walk from the driveway to the front door. We are already planning a new paint job and remodel of the porch, and likely a 2nd path from the front door towards the sidewalk. Note that the photos look bare due to recent foundation work.
I like cottage style gardens, or anything with no or little grass. I realize that leaves a whole lotta space to fill, but we plan on being here for a very long time. I'm very willing to put in the work! I'm the kind of person that wants it all right now, though I realize a large yard may take a few years to finish. :)
I am in south central Indiana, some sites say zone 5B and others claim 6. The soil is ridiculous heavy clay. The house faces south, and the yard is a mix of sun and dappled shade due to a few trees around the lot. I think I can figure out which plants will work, but need help on a general layout. I'm just stumped with this large flat plot. (And we already have veggies in the back, so no edibles wanted for the front.)
If anyone has any ideas, or knows any place online that helps with large flat yards, do let me know. :)
Thank you so much!