Quarantine Photos in the Front Yard
You don't need special secret sauce locations to take photos. The front yard can be a great place to take some impromptu shots.
It all comes down to lighting and really decluttering the background. Your neighbors broken down car in their driveway will really take away from the ambience you are trying to create.
Use your subject matter to hide those not so nice looking items, and worst case...photoshop those puppies out and minimize the area they take up in the photo to not only cut down on your workload, but reduce the chance that it will be blatantly obvious of what you removed.
I found utilizing the lasso tool in Photoshop and simply filling with background yielded decent results. Can you tell where and what I removed from this image?