In beginning a shade garden, one of the simplest shade gardens are the filtered shade garden. What you would like to try and do first is look at the trees or bushes that are creating this area a filtered shade garden. Pruning off the lower branches on taller bushes and on the tree can enable additional light into your garden. As a result of you’re coming up with a filtered shade garden, you are doing need some amount of sunlight in this garden below the tree.
Thinning out the bottom saplings that are trying to grow from the tree is needed at this point to make sure they do not grow up in your garden. Underbrush and thorny bushes should be cut down and dug up at this point before beginning your shade garden.
Now you’ll work on the soil that’s in the area that you want to create that new garden. Adding organic materials, more soil, compost, manure or other varieties of nutrients to the soil can prepare the fine garden bed that may hold your shade plants.
When possible, don’t disturb the roots of the tree that will be in or round the garden area. Cutting or disturbing the roots of a tree will cause damage or death to the tree over time. Working with the soil and adding the required materials to create your garden about six inches deep is going to be the ultimate situation for your new plants.
After planting your first shade plants in the garden continue to water them every few days till the roots begin to ‘take hold’ and support the plants. When inserting your plants in the soil of your new garden, mulching round the plants can hold the water in the soil for your plants to thrive best.