Can you make lemonade out of lemons?
I have never seen a house like mine on this forum, but here goes. You can see the abandoned house to the left of me with its cracking driveway, but lets ignore that. Those are yew bushes that have probably been there since the house was built in 1958. I cut them down by 1/3 in the spring. The others are boxwoods, and when I moved in there were spirea bushes in front of them. Slow growing boxwood with fast growing spirea. It wasn't a good partnership so out they came. I expanded the bed by a foot this summer, and planted grasses more as place holders than anything else. I planted a cornelian cherry bush form tree as you can see - more as screening because its a neighborhood where houses are close together and I wanted some privacy. Probably not the best place for it esthetically. I am open to all ideas and would consider those that are not too cost prohibitive for me. The deck to me gives it a trailer park ambiance, do you have any suggestions to improve the look? If I could keep whats already there and have it look good that would be ideal. Should I expand the bed? Plant another tree? I really need help as you can see. I want it to look its best. Thanks for any advice, ideas you may have, I truly appreciate it.