Experts and BHG readers answer.
Is it appropriate to have a Front Yard flower garden?
It depends what you have in the two brick planters flanking the driveway. If those are planted with a variety of shrubs and evergreens, you could plant the new bed with flowers. But if those two brick beds are already planted in annual and/or perennial flowers, another bed in the center of the yard might look distracting and cluttery. Personally, I love the idea of a fountain. The splashing water will attract birds. You could choose a multi-tiered fountain the has clean lines and goes well with your ranch-style home. If you choose a large fountain, you could end up spending quite a bit of money. Having the stump professionally removed would probably cost around $100, give or take. (Most tree companies will give you a free estimate, especially if you can tell them over the phone how wide the stump is.)