Help with yard
I bought a house that has been vacant for 3 years, and the yard needs work. This year I'm rehabbing the grass, updating the mulching and filling in this spot. I'm a complete beginner, this is my first house and I'm not really creative - but I really enjoy working on the yard. I'm hoping to find something that would be safe and attractive. Maybe some bushes, plants or a dwarf tree? Not sure about roots though or the timing. I live outside of Seattle Washington and my door faces SW.
First off, a current picture of the empty spot. The house edges are ~ 8 x 7 feet. I've since attempted to kill all the weeds/vegetation.