I’m getting ready to expand our community next month and will be wanting to plant some trees on the lots. Our community currently has tons of sycamore trees - to the point they completely block all sunlight and it can be difficult to grow grass. I think so many trees to be a bit excessive, and frankly sycamores drop so many and such large leaves it is a pain for tenants (or us!) to rake them up.
Any suggestions on what sorts of lower-maintenance trees to plant and how many per lot or per acre? We are in Oklahoma, so we definitely get four seasons. And/or any other thoughts on landscaping in general that looks nice and is low maintenance?