How do I furnish a shady area right in front of house (ranch style)?
I have a ranch style house (front door almost in middle with bedrooms towards the left, and bay window and garage to the right - facing the house). I have an oak tree in front towards the left and there is no longer any grass due to the canopy of the tree. Just dirt. I just would like a small setting area. I already have a small cement bench further out under the multiple trees and a wooden swing further to the left. Also have DEER. They eat everything - so I need to decorate with other things besides plans (garlic plants could work). The area would be right in front of the boxwood that sits to the left of the stairs (facing the house)