Shady, damp areas are often a difficult place to maintain a garden. Coniferous (cone bearing trees) tend to create a rather acid soil
Gardeners look forward to the bright, instant flash of colour annual flowering plants bring to their planters and flower beds. The number of cultivars available to the home or commercial gardener is truly abundant.
It is a general rule to prune trees while they are dormant to minimize damage and stimulate new growth.
If you have taken on the task of building your own bed, you should keep in mind to have at least 12” of top soil.