Asked on Apr 27, 2017

Help! My front yard has so much shade we cannot keep anything growing!

Pennie1958Dma12528456Mrs22407073
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  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 27, 2017

    What have you tried planting? What is your planting zone? Do you want annuals,perennials?
  • Johnchip
    on Apr 27, 2017

    You need to have your trees trimmed back. Best is to have it done professionally.
    • Dar
      on Apr 28, 2017

      We did but we have 9 trees in our yard, cannot afford to have any taken out.

  • Carol Fisher
    on Apr 27, 2017

    we have perennial geraniums which bloom in June/July. Their roots grow within fallen leaves and spread. They are scented too! We love them and have relocated them to many areas as they grow.

  • Mrs22407073
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Do any of your neighbors grow Asiatic Jasmine ivy? I know it grows in part shade and full sun, I'm not sure about full shade. It doesn't grow up onto the bricks or trees like English ivy will do. Once it's established, it's think enough to keep weeds from growing in there. Turns reddish in the winter. Look around at neighbors' houses to see what they are using.
  • Dma12528456
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Try hostas. There are all different sizes and styles from small to huge and they prefer the shade. They can be very beautiful. Also sedum seems to grow just about anywhere, too.
    • Dar
      on Apr 28, 2017

      Pretty much all we have tried is Hostas. even they did not all come back. I need some sort of grass or ground cover that will grow in the shade.
  • Pennie1958
    on Apr 27, 2017

    pachysandra is perfect for these areas because it can cover theground under the bushes and prevent weeds and other things from growing, giving your foundation garden a neat look. great for this
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