This is one area at my kids elem school. I'm the Chairperson for the Gardening Committee and this spot needs a total make-over, from the large shrub on the brick wall down to the corner of the sidewalk. The lilac is barely alive and the yucca are NOT a good choice for the sidewalk at a school. There's also a half dead Knockout rose that someone (don't know who) planted last year but forgot to water.
The layout can't change but I am looking for some good plant choices that are STURDY enough to withstand the kids, need LOW maintenance (after establishment), and doesn't have sharp thorns or stickers.
I'm in Zone 7 and this spot gets full sun to part shade. Also, I want to add a few evergreens in there for year round interest. I am also looking for spring and fall blooming things (no one is here during the summer to enjoy summer blooming ones).