Gail's Garden: before & after

Backyard Shade Garden

Client goals:  Turn a dry, shady raised bed of dirt into a beautifully understated collage of texture and variegated foliage.

Design: This shady design was inspired by TBLG's shady understory garden.

Phase 1 Implementation, June, 2017:  

  • Loosen and amend soil with organic compost
  • Move existing specimens to sunnier locations
  • Install shade loving perennials, grasses, ground covers and woody shrubs for 4 season interest
  • Feature reliable, low-maintenance varieties
  • Install stepping stones for accessibility & design interest
  • Top layer of heavily aged compost mulch