Ideas for my front yard bare spot?

Once upon a time there was a tree. In its place is now an eyesore. It's in front of picture window so can't be too tall. 6-8 ft area. 15 ft to left is blue spruce tree.

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  • LC LC on Mar 03, 2018
    I don’t live in your climat/garden zone so don’t know if wil grow but a Chaste Tree would be lovely not to big maybe 10 feet tops covered in purple flowers in spring.

  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 03, 2018
    You could outline the area with a rock border or something, then plant some some shrubbery

  • Liz Liz on Mar 03, 2018
    fill with soil and create a tiered garden or flower bed. Depending on shading, Hostas. would be filler. or peonies.

  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 03, 2018
    I stuck a large concrete bird bath on mine that was leveled off with a chain saw and now I watch birdies bath much to my amusement.

    • Cathy Inman Cathy Inman on Mar 03, 2018
      I had a bird bath in my backyard but it required so much work keeping it clean. But watching the birds is enjoyable.

  • Melissa V Melissa V on Mar 03, 2018
    Did they take the stump out?
    A photo would be very helpful to know what we’re talking about.
    I like the idea of a “mounded” planting area. You can choose the plants that work in your zone and create a bit of privacy at the same time. Rocks, wood, birdbath, fountain, feeders-your choice! Have fun 👩‍🌾!

  • Liz Liz on Mar 03, 2018
    Cathy go to the Missouri Botanical for additional ideas. consider this as an opportunity to create a front yard patio. or to start a permaculture landscape. in other words, multipurpose plantings that can look beautiful as well as edible.