Sad looking lilac bushes

Sad looking lilac bushes

My husband transplanted some lilac bushes in our yard last spring. They are very sparse and straggly. I want to keep them and help them flourish, what would you recommend? Hack them to about 2-3 feet tall? This picture is kinda hard to see title or description A bit easier to see here title or description Is that new growth? title or description And cause I LOVE tulips, here are a few of my faves this year title or description title or description title or description
Advice, please

Advice, please

Melons

Melons

My room, lots of pics

My room, lots of pics

Pride of Barbados “dragon”

Pride of Barbados “dragon”

Mystery pod and LOTS OF BEANS

Mystery pod and LOTS OF BEANS

Some good news

Some good news