Redoing Front of House Garden
I just moved into a gorgeous home and don't have much experience with gardening. The gardens are in need of a makeover as many of the shrubs are old and withered and just not my style and the tree in the front center garden needs to be cut down as it is dead.
I'm not sure if I want to put in a new tree (maybe a japanese maple?) or just make that area into a flower/plant bed. I'm not really keen on the boxwood that is in there now...in fact, I really don't like anything in there.
I want to cut down everything that is up against the house as well but not sure what I should be putting in there. My ideas for the backyard gardens are going to mostly be hostas and ferns just to give you an idea of my style.
Any help would be much appreciated!
*having trouble attaching photos. Will try again soon!