Thanks for your comment. This house is actually in New Rochelle, NY in Westchester, NY
Thanks for your question Mary, that is a Japanese Maple that is mature and is just starting to change color for fall. This photo captures the leaves as they are backlit by the afternoon sun. I hope this helps! Robert
Front yard creates similar private space
larger scale plants for landscaping near front door
front yard seating - minimize grass
put roses all around the tree in the front yard?
layer of your front yard and install continuous flagstone steps from the sidewalk to the house for an eye-pleasing path. Go the extra mile and design an adjacent patio out of the same stone.
traditional landscape might not set it off to advantage. On the other hand, a cottage garden, especially in this rather large space, might be too much. The solution: Combine the two. The lawn, the formal paving to the side of the house and the garden beds filled with shrubs reflect a traditional approach,