Hi guys hope you are having a wonderful evening.
Below are three views from above.
On the entire property I was trying to salvage the plants you already have, work with your likes and dislikes and needs.
I know we talked about putting a Crape Myrtle in the bed against the garage but after much thought I realized just how much of a maintenance nightmare it was going to be.
I added three Natchez Crape Myrtles to the front yard with Little Lime Hydrangeas.
I completed the row of Smoke Bush you already had and on the house I have represented the house like you wanted with a railing and posts.
Here in the front you can see Otto Luyken Laurels next to the porch with the Japanese Maple and Azaleas that are there now. I took the Sedums from between the Azaleas and moved them to the boulder.
Behind the boulder is another plant called Gaura ( Whirling Butterflies ). Against the wall I added more Skypencil Hollies and in front of them I also put those two Peach Trees.
These Hydrangeas are Little Limes.
Down the side of the house I put your Oakleaf Hydrangeas with some Camellias since this is the North side.
And here we go into the back yard.
Across the very back you currently have 4 Green Giants on one side but nothing like this on the other. I represented it this way so it would make more sense.
On the sides for a little privacy I have Teddybear Magnolias
Here in the beds is a river rock called Pigeon River 2″ to 6″. In the bed are Little Lime Hydrangeas, Peonies, and May Night Salvia. The walkway is crushed gravel with some flagstone pieces in it. The Dogwood that was already there is still there.
Flagstone border around patio.
In these images are Dwarf Butterflybush, Blue Switch Grass, May Night Salvia, Columnar European Hornbeams, Little Lime Hydrangeas, Liberty Hollies, and Tree Formed Hydrangea.
Final Design Update:
Here in the front yard I put a Smoke Bush that is slightly more pink in the middle. During our conversation you had a plant in mind to plant that was more pink than the others.
Here in the back yard the main patio area was expanded about 5′ away from the home and other designated areas were added. The new concrete areas are a children’s eating area, and playhouse area.
The plants around the grilling station and children’s dining area are Viburnum that were in the bed near the gate. Now the Viburnum are being reused around the patio area.
The garbage can area is hidden behind a re used Nellie R Stevens Holly from the back.
Here at the fire pit area there is a much larger and taller water feature along with some colorful plantings that will draw attention to the area.
There will be no additional landing or steps coming off of the back screened room other than where the existing steps are.
There is 15′ between the back patio and the play area.
Thank you for having been patient while I worked through the ideas presented here. Have an awesome day and talk with you soon.