First off let me say I'm a homeowner but I thought I would get a better response in this forum. I'm in the process of freshening up the front yard and would like to add some color. We like knockout roses, encore azaleas, lillies, etc... I'm renting a bedscaper this afternoon so I could possibly make a bed area off the Japanese Maple out front. I'm going to redefine all the edges and add new straw. We also thought about adding some in front of the ligustrums on the right side of the house and/or possibly removing some/all of the hawthornes on the left side and adding X there... What do you think?