If your garden doesn’t get a lot of sunlight, we can help you find the right plants and shrubs that thrive in shady conditions. Many smaller gardens have a lot of shade because of neighbouring buildings, and you may also have trees that need to be kept which are casting a lot of shade. The position of your garden will also determine how much sunshine you get. Unfortunately, we can’t all have south facing gardens, and if your garden is north or east facing, your plants will get less sunshine.
Luckily, there are lots of ways that you can make the most of even an overcast space, and at Floral & Hardy we can create shade gardens that are lush and blooming. We’ll identify the shadiest areas of your garden, and find plants that will thrive with minimal sunlight. Brightly coloured plants such as Japanese Forestgrass, which has a yellow hue, or even bluebells which grow in partial shade, will cheer up the more dimly lit areas of your garden.
If you have areas that are too shaded for flowers, we can add some greenery such as low level groundcovers, which add interesting textures to your garden. You can also add interest without the use of plants, and could consider alternatives such as water features or artworks in shadier spots.
Growing a lawn can be a challenge in a shaded garden, so for the dimmest areas you might want to look for alternatives. We could add patios or paving, or even look at options such as artificial lawns, which look much more realistic than they used to.
Many shade gardens that we design are limited in space, and so we’d need to make a design to make the most of a small garden. Floral & Hardy are experts at small garden design, and work with many clients in London and the Home Counties who don’t have much space to work with. Whether you want to turn a shaded garden into a place for kids to play, an outdoor dining area, or a peaceful, outdoor retreat, we can help.
If you have a garden that has a lot of shade, let Floral & Hardy help you make the most of it. Call our friendly team today on 0844 884 2425 for an informal chat about your requirements.