We bought a house in MI 8 months ago, having moved up from GA. So I'm not at all familiar with this zone's plants or seasons.
Our house is in a neighborhood of similar homes. I hope to add some "character" to our landscape and would greatly appreciate any help the forum can offer!
One problem with our lot is the open and close proximity between ours and our neighbors patios.
While I don't expect totally privacy, I would like some screening, or even camouflaging so I don't feel that our toys and furniture on the patio is the main view from our neighbor's patio perspective.
The picture below shows the right side of our patio and walkway, the patch of grass between the 2 properties, and our neighbors raised patio.
I would like to add a planting bed in that grassy area with some bushes, perhaps another tree and flowers to add to our view and for more privacy. I lost on what shape, what plants should go there etc. All advice would be greatly appreciated.
The distance from the tree to the walkway is about 8 feet.
From the back of the tree to our property line is about 10 feet.