Spring is almost here and that means people start planting gardens, lawns, shrubs, etc. It might be perception on my part but there are a lot of folks that are trying to plant the same plant that failed last year. After some conversation, most people have the same situation. Not enough or too much sunlight.
If you are short or long on sunlight everything else you do can be wasted effort. This goes for every plant worldwide. Even mushrooms have a sunlight or lack of sunlight requirement. The following are rules of thumb: Bermuda grass – 6 hours minimum, St. Augustine grass – 4 hours minimum, vegetable gardens – 6 hours minimum, shrubs and ground covers – full sun to very dense shade.
I said all that in hopes that on the next project you will take an honest and accurate assessment of available sunlight. Once you know that number, the plant selection process will be easier.
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