Blank front yard
I'm in over my head here and stuck on a good design to brighten up our house. We cut down a Bradford pear (logs visible in photo) after it started dropping limbs, cracked, and was obviously rotting from the inside out.
I'd like to plant at least two trees: one would be a large shade tree (i.e. oak, eventually growing 50+ ft tall and ~40 wide) near the center of the yard to hide the peak of the house and break up the wall nearest the street. The second would be a specimen tree (Vitex, Mexican plumb, etc) growing ~20 ft wide to hopefully hide some of the roof and wall on the left. The specimen tree would be planted between the logs in the photo and the sidewalk.
This design would leave a clear view to and from the front door. A planting 4' wide bed curved along the driveway to meet the existing bed would create a more welcoming look.
Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
I've also got plans to repaint the nasty green trim / door and will be cleaning the moldy brick this weekend.