hedge for small front yard
Hi everyone. I have frequently read posts here but this is my first.
I have a very small front yard (small city lot). I am removing grass from the front yard and replacing with perennials. (I hate grass.) I think I need a hedge of some sort between the walks and the plantings. The mulch is staying in place for the most part, but aesthetically, it just looks like it needs a defining boundary. Anyway, I can't find something that I like that I think would be ok with snow shoveled on it in the winter. Ideally I would like something evergreen (boxwood would be fantastic!) but I would be afraid of winter damage. A neighbor has barberry, but that's a bit taller (and scratchier) than I'd like. I'm thinking a perennial might be a safer bet...daylilies maybe?
Surely someone else has had this issue before and found a good solution. If so, I would love to hear it!!