Here's the current appearance of the front of the house with the initial landscaping complete.
We still have a lot of work to do - adding flowers, shrubs, and trees - but at least it's no longer a sand and gravel pit. You can see the front lawn at right; we'll plant small shrubs in the strip between the turning circle & front porch, and will add a large flowering tree to the island in the middle of the circle. I can't wait to replace those ugly temporary porch posts!