Here is a BEFORE photo of the front of our house. (Double click on the photos to enlarge.) Underneath, is a similar view as an AFTER photo. In a couple of years, things will fill in and grow to perfection. I love the much cleaner, updated look.
The AFTER photo on the right shows the Boxwood and Hostas that replaced a very overgrown hedge. Last weekend all the Hostas were ready to bloom. We returned from one of our trips to help Emily move only to find a rabbit sitting on the front lawn and three of the Hostas were missing their blooms. I was not at all happy with that rabbit. During the week, the two remaining Hostas did bloom and are really pretty.