Some bigger boulders are so interesting! A garden which nestles into the surrounding landscape, mixing native and exotic plantings for foliage and textural interest. The use of locally sourced materials with drought hardy and frost tolerant plants.
If edible landscaping isn't your thing, you might want to think about grass landscaping or native landscaping. Anyway it's not a hard action to do. When you finish a more compact landscape, it provides you the confidence to try out something bigger.