[low maintenance plants - The background is Spruce and Arborvitae. The middle layer is Viburnum, Hydrangea and Ligularia. The foreground is Astilbe, Hosta and Pachysandra.] ... Great ideas for the Shade Garden
When picking trees to plant on your front lawn, or any spot close to your house (on all sides), select ones that when mature are shorter than, or approximately the same height as your house. As you progress away from your house, outward onto your lawn space, in all directions, think about planting trees that have progressively taller growth habits the further they are planted from your house.