Many times shady spots can be challenging for establishing gardens. Shoreview Natives staff can help you identify plants native to our area that will thrive in the unique conditions of your site. This backyard hill site had been consumed by spreading sedums and was heavily shaded.
Shoreview Natives assisted the homeowners in removing the unwanted vegetation and installed biodegradable mulching mat at the site. A variety of shade-loving and shade-tolerant species were planted, and the following year, the site was assess for what species had done best in the site conditions. Additional plugs of the more successful plants were installed, and plants that seemed to be struggling with getting established were removed and others that seemed to be better-suited for the site were planted in their stead.
As with most shaded plantings, this garden will continue to get better with age.