Landscaping does not limit you to grass and small trees, you can also add shrubs to your design. David Saunders' "The Home Garden" blog is an excellent resource for gardening projects big and small.
In "The Viburnums in Early Spring", Dave talks about his favorite shrub, Viburnum, and their different varieties' life-cycles and delightful fragrances.
By far my most favorite shrub is the viburnum. I'm working on collecting as many as I can, either through propagation or buying them, to fill in areas around our gardens. If you don't have a viburnum in your garden you really should plant at least one or two.
If you are interested in learning more about this shrub, or how it can fit into your current landscape, contact Ground Source Landscaping.