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LANDSCAPING & GARDENING IN THE SHADE

Shade is a valuable commodity in most gardens. When it’s hot, shade makes us feel cooler and indeed temperatures really are lower in shaded areas. In addition, shade provides a wonderful sense of relaxation. 
Everyone can benefit from a garden with some shady spots.

Children will be able to play outside longer without getting sunburnt. Glare is reduced, and for many that means fewer headaches or eye strain, and the chance of skin cancers is also lessened. Even family pets benefit if they can find a shady spot to keep them cool on a hot day. In warmer climates the summer sun can be hot and relentless - shade then becomes a particularly desirable garden asset. Even in milder climates though, shaded areas makes outdoor living far more comfortable in the height of summer.

 
The ‘Landscaping and Gardening in the Shade’ ebook explain what you need to know about designing a shaded garden. It will go through specific plants you could use, how to care for them and different plant varieties that will give you a great shaded area. This ebook also helps you consider the building structures that create shade, whether it is welcome or not. 

Before you build anything on your property, whether a house, shed, garage, or even a garden wall, consider the shade it will create. Whenever you plant a tree you should always think about the shade it will eventually cast (when it is mature) and how that will affect the garden around it.

With 120 pages, the ‘Landscaping and Gardening in the Shade’ ebook is beautifully illustrated and will give you great direction when designing a garden or landscaping.

The Landscaping and Gardening in the Shade ebook covers the following topics:
CHAPTER 1 UNDERSTANDING SHADY GARDENS
Shade can be an asset in the garden
Shade can also become a problem
Using shade properly
How much shade?
Seasonal shade

CHAPTER 2 CARING FOR PLANTS IN SHADED AREAS
Water
Do-it yourself micro irrigation systems
Feeding shaded plants
Pest and disease control
Weed control
Slippery surfaces
Pruning

CHAPTER 3 CREATING SHADED AREAS
Pergolas
Shade houses
Landscaping shaded areas

CHAPTER 4 RAINFOREST HAVENS
Constructing a rainforest
Maintaining a rainforest garden
Theme gardens
A shaded water garden
Water plants for shaded ponds

CHAPTER 5 PLANTS FOR SHADED AREAS
Shrubs
Groundcovers and small plants
Plants for deep shade
Plants for tropical shady positions
Australian native shade tolerant plants
Rainforest plant selection

CHAPTER 6 LAWNS AND LAWN ALTERNATIVES
Lawns and alternatives
Which grass species to choose
Grass alternatives for shaded areas
Paving
Mulching

CHAPTER 7 AZALEAS, RHODODENDRONS AND CAMELLIAS
Cultural requirements
Sun/shade tolerance
Rhododendron species
Evergreen azaleas
Deciduous azaleas
Tropical (vireya) rhododendrons
Azaleodendrons
Rhododendrons
Camellia species and cultivars

CHAPTER 8 FERNS
Some commonly grown ferns
Tree ferns
Recommended ferns to grow

CHAPTER 9 FUCHSIAS
Fuschia culture

CHAPTER 10 BEGONIAS
Growing begonias
Rhizomatous begonias
Rex begonias
Semperflorens begonias
Cane stemmed or tree begonias
Shrub-like begonias
Trailing/scandent begonias
Begonia species

CHAPTER 11 IMPATIENS
Culture
Suggested cultivars

CHAPTER 12 HOSTAS
Propagation
Types of hostas



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