The previous owners of the house I currently live in were not able to keep up the yard very well before they moved out so I have just a few items on my list of things to do! One of these items concerns a rather large, unkempt arborvitae that is growing only about 5' from the corner of the house.
When I bought the house, the inspector was concerned about how large it was and how it was growing onto the roof a bit and recommended either some drastic trimming or removing it. It's pretty ugly and way too close to the house so I have decided to remove it and replace it with something more attractive and better suited for that location.
I'm a bit of a novice as far as landscaping is concerned. What types of shrubs should I look in to for this location? I don't think I have a preference toward either evergreen or deciduous but I would like something that's fairly bird-friendly and would work well on the corner of a house. I live in zone 5.