There is a type of cedar on my lawn. My dad planted it as a little shrub, but he does not like to prune or trim plants. He likes them to grow naturally. So here's what it looks like now.
You can just see the roofline of the house on the left in the lower side of the picture.
On the side of the cedar that faces the deck, I cut it back enough to make room to walk and stand.
So, from this side, you can see into the network of branches.
Birds love it in there.