Front Yard Suggestions?

Front Yard Suggestions?

I'm looking for suggestion on what to do with the front of my house. I currently have these bushes that I hate. I was thinking about leaving the bushes on each side of the steps and pulling the rest but I'm not sure what to replace it with. I'm in zone 5 (Upstate NY) so we have a pretty long winter and I don't want the front of the house to look barron all winter long. Also, I have a large Maple tree in the front yard so it is shaded all day long.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


complete noob.

complete noob.

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