Front yard help with shrubs
This will be our 4th summer in this house and the landscape is overgrown. I'm not sure what the previous owner was going for with the design, but it's not working.
The house faces south so it gets quite a bit of summer sun. We're looking for low maintenance but still want something nice looking. Being in upstate NY, I like the idea of evergreens for winter interest, but what's there isn't working (I don't think). Color would be nice, but to me that would mean high maintenance.
I'm thinking of pulling out the evergreen shrubs (what are they anyway), but not sure. There's also sedum and a spirea bush that's out of control. A critter ate the tulips and part of the columbine plant also. To the right of the sidewalk are day lillies, primrose, and sedum. A limelight hydrangea is on the right of the garage.
We do the gardening ourselves, and have mainly put all of our time into the backyard. We've held back on the front since we don't have a clue what to do.
Any suggestions would be helpful and appreciated.