Help me with my front yard
My house is fairly new and it is one of those narrow tall house, close to the neighbors with not much yard to play with.
I'd like to make it more curb-appeal and less cookie-cutter-ish with some colors. I would like to make the house less narrow. I don't care too much for evergreens as it gets totally covered by snow anyway during winter. I would rather have some nice colors during spring-fall.
The picture below looks a bit worse right now as nothing has started blooming yet though I am definitely looking to improve. I have a couple of roses, azalea, tree peonies and aster in the front that blooms throughout spring and summer.
As for the ugly green box, I don't know what to do with it. We cannot plant any trees or shrubs in front as it has to be accessible. I think planting some perennials might be okay as they can be bent or cut if the box needs to be accessed. (There was no single need to access the box in last three years)
On the right side near foundation, I have this dwarf evergreen that looks funny with the house. I am dying to replace it with something better. Behind that is a young lilac bush.
I am willing to start from scratch and looking forward to getting your creative ideas. Please help me give some life to my house.