18 Essential Elements of Authentic Japanese Garden Design
Drawing from Buddhist, Shinto, and Taoist philosophies, Japanese garden design principles strive to inspire peaceful contemplation. They often combine the basic elements of plants, water, and rocks with simple, clean lines to create a tranquil retreat. You can borrow inspiration from the Japanese garden aesthetic to bring a little Zen to your landscape.
Or you could replace your picket fence which runs along the front boundary with something like this. The side returns will be hidden by the evergreen planting of Camellias and (non-invasive) Bamboo.