HELP - I need ideas for landscaping front yard
We just built a new house in Michigan (zone -5), and are getting ready for landscaping. However, we have a very basic idea where to start. I am writing this message to seek the opinion and advice of the experts in this forum.
To start with,
1. To hide the concrete at front of the porch, we were thinking of planting some 2feet tall boxwoods, and some perennials in front of it.
2. In the place between porch and driveway (20 feet x 8 feet), we were thinking of doing the same (boxwood and perennials)
3. Plant a couple of Japanese Lilac trees in the front by the street for ornamental purposes.
We would greatly appreciate if anyone could share their opinions on how to shape the yard under a decent budget.
Thank you for your time.