This idea: white picket fence surrounding the property with an archway and gate in front, connecting the road and the walkway to the house. Except the archway would likely be square if the house is square and round if the house is round.
Peony and Iris border: Neighbors down the street have an old stone wall out by the road. A border of pink peonies and various shades of purple and lilac irises grows in front of it. What a glorious sight it is each year.