ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR GARDEN IN THE SHADE?

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Do you have a gardening problem that sees plants dying out because they are being blocked out by shade? Shaded gardens occur when there is little or no direct sunlight and can be problematic for gardeners, both professional and domestic.

It could be that the area has no sun because it is blocked by a fence, house wall, overhangs or trees. In addition to preventing plants from growing, the shaded spot can also affect the health of the soil. With this in mind, here are some solutions for shady landscapes which allows you to still have a beautiful garden regardless of shade intrusion.

Various Shades of Shade

You may not know it but shade comes in varying degrees, so your first job is to work out exactly how much or little shade is intruding into the garden. Shade-tolerant plants are defined by either preferring full or partial shade so it’s a good idea to see if the shade is full, dappled or partial. It’s also worth noting that shaded areas are likely to have more sun from under trees and scrubs during the winter months when their leaves fall.

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