Demo everything, add a simple design to the front of the house and a bed in the middle of the yard with a nutall oak and boulders for accent. Sun or shade? For shade put in camellias rhododendron hostas and azalea with a weeping yupon and jap maple for height. follow the path to the driveway with verigated liriope.... So many ideas are coming to mind right now...
My boss is a total prick!