Tree Selection Help/Ideas New Landscape
Our new home is less than one year old. We're out in the country on a dead end dirt road. 500 foot gravel driveway. Front of house faces due South. Backdrop for house is Maple, Black Cherry, Ash, Poplar forest. Large front, side and back yards, with hay fields which have some roll to them. We're in Zone 4b Michigan. Yard and flower beds are in. Now it's time to select some trees for the front and side yards. Back yard can wait until later since we have the woods behind us. We're considering two Canada Flowering Cherry trees on the East side of house. Some October Glory or Autumn Blaze in front of two bump outs in front; perhaps some native sugar maples further out in the yard and finally my DW would like some Redbuds planted somewhere. Attached are some pics in my photobucket album. Wil tackle the long driveway approach as funds allow, but we have some landscaping boulders that we may want to make into a decorative rock garden in the bend of the driveway. Any suggestions or thoughts on our tree selection and location. Thank you.