New home. I do not have a green thumb but would like to fix this mess. Please help with any ideas, suggestions and pictures.
I love limelight hydrangea trees. Can I make that work here?
The first thing you need to do is to take an inventory and assess. Then get rid of weeds and trim overgrown shrubs. What I see in pic# 2 is a lovely rhodo and what I'm guessing is a lovely azalea that are overwhelmed by an overgrown boring yew/box/barberry. On the other side of the door, you have one shrub that looks overrun by a weed and some others that don't look too healthy. You also seem to have some plants on either side of the front door. Are they weeds? Are they lovely flowers? They look like sorry daylilies to me, which can be lovely and can be weeds.
What's healthy? Is your rhodo a good size for the spot or is it trying to grow much bigger and you have to prune it (cutting off lots of next year's flowers) to keep it in check? Shrubs can be transplanted.
Nothing is sadder than people ripping out perfectly good plants because they don't know what they are and the garden is weedy and strangers on the internet like someone's photoshop better.