What to do with a shaded corner of back yard, where nothing grows?

One corner of the back yard is shaded and nothing grows there. We're wondering whether to add patio stones and make a little sitting area, and we're open to any other ideas you may have. Thank you.

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  • Deborah Luchak Nester Deborah Luchak Nester on May 15, 2018
    Love the idea of the flagstone or cobblestone sitting area.. maybe add an outside fire pit and a few potted shade plants ..
  • Chris Chris on May 15, 2018
    You could add pea gravel and large stones and make a rock garden.
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on May 15, 2018
    Make a sitting area, you'll be cool, and the stone might not be a good choice. You can't put a chair or table on it.
  • Ann Ann on May 15, 2018
    There are perennial shade-loving plants that thrive on neglect ( my favorite type) such as ferns, hosta, lily of the valley. Any nursery can guide you. Mosses are another ootion...you never need to mow and they stay green yr-round.
  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on May 15, 2018
    plant hostas or shade loving plants I have the same problem and we also put in mondo grass and it works well
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 15, 2018
    hat have you tried to plant?what is your location?what is the soil condition
    • Gau21399145 Gau21399145 on May 16, 2018
      We can't keep regular grass there. We are in northern Canada, so our growing season is very short. We are going to need something very hardy.
  • Joan LeVasseur Joan LeVasseur on May 16, 2018
    I planted ferns in deep shade and they look wonderful.
  • Deborah Luchak Nester Deborah Luchak Nester on May 16, 2018
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