Re: Clearing a Wooded Lot / What to do next?
Do you get any sunlight at all? or is it all deep shade? I have a similar area in my yard, half of it’s total shade and the other half is dappled sunlight. I’m going to do hostas, ferns, etc. as well. I’m going to try a few native flowers in my partial sun areas. Going to put out some columbines, even though I’m probably too late for a bloom from them this year, but there’s always next year. Basically I just bought several partial sun perennial seed packets and I’m just going to try some things this year. I figure there’s not a whole lot of money invested with going the seed route so not too much loss if they don’t work out. I don’t mind spending on the ferns and hostas b/c those are a sure bet in the shade garden. Flowers in a shady area are a new venture for me, but I’m determined to have a little color!
As for the leaves, I like to follow the “disturb the soil” as little as possible theory so I’m just going to rough up the dirt only in the areas where I plant, add a little extra compost and then plant in that way. Those are my thoughts on my natural wooded area!