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Garden with a Winner!™

There is still hope for shaded areas to be a beautiful space. It takes some planning but is worth the effort when the work and worry are out of the way. Pick some full foliage plants, shade-loving perennials, and a select few shrubs, then sit back and enjoy.

  • Add some nutritious soil to the area before planting anything
  • Avoid damaging tree roots
  • Add height and organization with shrubs
  • In an area where nothing grows, consider creating a path
  • Experiment with different plants and colors
  • Pick plants that offer different textures
  • Try ground covers, they expand and can form a nice flooring
  • Don’t be too eager to rake out the garden, leaves break down and contribute nutrients to the soil
  • Resist the urge to use too much fertilizer or over-water
  • Mulching will keep the workload light; retaining moisture and minimizing weeds