Would love some input on front yard!
Hi All. I have been a long time reader of GW forums, but this is my first post in this forum. I am doing a complete redesign of my *very* sad looking front yard. Here are the current pics (don't judge! we re-did the inside of the house first):
Potentially being hardscaped to look something like:
New siding, portico/porch, walkway, retaining wall, driveway, shutters, and total landscaping. Do you see any big flaws with my (very crude) plans? I do want to put a big tree in the middle of the right side partition - was thinking western redbud to keep things water wise and CA native. We are learning as we go, as most of this is going to be a huge learning experience for us. My dad is a handyman and will be helping us through it and we are having people come in and doing the retaining wall (cinderblock with stone veneer, probably), as well as the stairs, pathway, and porch.
Or do you have any other ideas?
Thank you in advance!