I have a blank slate 20 by 30 foot space in front of my house. I am still mulling over my options, but of one thing I am certain: I want to put a tree in the middle, to anchor the space. A few I have been considering are Washington Hawthorn, Redbud, and a Japanese Red Maple. It is a sunny spot with great soil. I would appreciate any and all suggestions or comments.
(p.s. I am also considering a series of Mountain Laurels in front of my front porch. Any thoughts?)