When my son used to take piano lessons in an historic section of town, I would often take a walk while he practiced. I enjoyed looking at the various landscapes. One house that had a particularly nice landscape had a Chinese juniper topiary in the back yard. I didn't see any reason why I couldn't do that with a native juniper, Eastern red cedar (which, of course, is a juniper and not a true "cedar"), that had volunteered in the yard. So that's just what I did. It had been getting a little wild looking lately, so I gave it a "haircut" today.
A nice accent in the landscape that didn't cost me a dime.