One of the small yard ideas you can implement is to plant some tough, vining groundcovers and let them sprawl over the area. Use ivy in shady areas, succulents in sunny spots. A mulch of gravel is a nice low-maintenance addition that keeps plant foliage clean. 12 / 14
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SHADE GARDEN! – 10 Shady Garden Ideas YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make my yard shaded landscape?
Plant Less Grass, Especially in Shady Spots So instead of fighting a big patch of fading grass in your yard, keep only a small section of turf and make it a landscape element by surrounding it with a wide swath of shade-loving plants. Or give up the grass and use shade-loving groundcovers such as heuchera and ajuga.
Which grow best in a shady yard?
10 Great Plants for Shade
- Heuchera (Coral Bells)
- Lamium Maculatum (Dead Nettle)
- Tiarella cordifolia (Foamflower)
- Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
- Digitalis (Foxglove)
- Hakonechloa (Japanese forest grass)
- Primula (Primrose)
What's the best way to make a shady backyard?
A surefire way to improve any shady backyard is to divide and conquer. Here, a paver walkway creates a sense of purpose and destination among a mass of hostas and other foliage plants. Test Garden Tip: Repeating the terra-cotta color of the pavers with coleus helps integrate the path into the landscape and provides a secondary splash of color.
What are some good ideas for small yard?
One of the small yard ideas you can implement is to plant some tough, vining groundcovers and let them sprawl over the area. Use ivy in shady areas, succulents in sunny spots. A mulch of gravel is a nice low-maintenance addition that keeps plant foliage clean. Let’s not forget containers when thinking about small yard landscaping.
What are some good ideas for shade landscaping?
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