5 Woodland Garden Ideas

If you are lucky enough to have a wooded area on your property, you can develop it into a woodland garden. This garden will be special as it is at least partially shaded. If you don’t have a woodland, make one. Even a single mature tree can become a small woodland garden. Carefully evaluate the area and remove any plants that are struggling in the shade—and get those pesky weeds, too. Begin to plan where you will place a rose bush or an azalea. Be sure to amend the existing soil with lots of organic material—especially compost. Then, decide if this special garden will be casual and rustic or if you want a more formal look that matches the rest of your yard. Here are some ideas to help turn your woodland into a special garden.