Need help with shady side yard (pics)
We had one side of our side yard professionally landscaped several years ago. Now I want to landscape the other side. The three issues I would like to address are:
(1) eliminate patches under Catalpa tree where grass will not grow because of shade from house, tree, hedge;
(2) optimize the view from the window which looks out on this side yard -- the table where we eat has a window that overlooks the side yard;
(3) want to keep some grass but add low maintenance plants that are drought and shade tolerant.
We added a bench and small cherub statue several years ago and put some mulch around the tree to cover up some of the bare ground, but the end result was not satisfactory because it did not deal with all of the bare ground. We thought about putting a flagstone path along one side or both sides, but we really like symmetry and can't figure out how to achieve it. Any ideas? I have added pictures of the space before we weeded, mulched, did anything.
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