Easy Shade Gardening is focused on helping you to turn your outdoor spaces into beautiful and creative gardens, including plenty of ideas, plants and tips.
Most gardens, yards, patios, or balconies, do have some shadows cast by buildings or trees no matter where you live.
Shaded garden areas can be enhanced by implementing the right varieties of plants, perennial flowers, ground cover, shrubs, vines, ferns, and even trees.
Consider that all gardening is a work in progress and doesn't really come to an end.
There are a lot of unique opportunities and techniques for gardens with shade. For example, container gardening, perennial flowers, and rock gardens will all give you options for designing your landscape in places that are prone to shading from structures and big plants.
If you get a lot of sun or rain, create covered shelters using shade sails.
To make your garden attractive you can use:
You can use lots of colour and texture from plants:
Advice on what you need may include: soil, peat moss, garden mulches, fertilizer etc.
Gardening ideas include; how to plan garden design, how to choose your shade plants and flowers, do things like plant fall bulbs and container plants for shade, and how to maintain your garden.
One of the first things you need to do is to determine is how much of your garden is in shadow, and how it changes over the course of the day as well as the seasons of the year, see Types of Shade.
You will also need to assess the type of soil you have on your land and whether your soil is dry or moist.
You don't have to complete your project all in one day! It's a good idea to do a little, let it go for a day or so, see what it looks like, then plan your next step.
With a little garden planning, a little designing, a trip to the local garden center, or delivery to your door, you will be ready to put on your outdoor gear and get started.
To extend your growing season, you may also want to put a greenhouse somewhere if you have space.