Landscape design doesn't always have to be complicated and overdone. Here's a simple tree design which is manageable and yet still adds a sense of personality to the yard - Doyle Herman Design Associates Landscape Design
A serpentine bluestone path from the driveway and entering the rear yard and garden. Plantings with different heights, textures and colors create a wonderful experience and feel as you enter the property. (I like the straight pavers in a curvy path.