It's easy when it's somebody else's
It's easy to see what needs to be done to someone else's, but not my own! I can't see the forest for the trees, I guess.
We bought this house this summer. I haven't done anything to the front beds yet, but I know they need work. They don't look finished or cohesive.
The house faces east and I'm in zone 5. The sawdust pile in the front left is where we had a great big stump ground up - the previous owners just left the stump. The yard is sparse because of the drought :(. The bushes to the left of the front door are boxwoods. In the planting area to the right of the front door, there is about 5 feet between the steps/sidewalk (which lead downhill to the north and connect to our driveway) and the front of the house.
There are 2 Bradford pear trees in the front yard, one on each side just out of the sight-line of this picture. The beds get pretty much full sun till 2 p.m.
I like easy care and foliage/flower colors of white, blue, yellow (and green, of course). What should I do? Tear out stuff and start over?