In this video, This Old House landscaping contractor Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner design a garden that will work with their half-sun, half-shade yard perfectly, turning the homeowner’s backyard into a little oasis.
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Jenn Nawada takes us on a house call to help a homeowner give new life to her light-challenged backyard. Jenn helps by building a drip edge that will help preserve the shed first. Then, she creates a sun and shade garden, using certain plants where the sun shines through and others in areas that are primarily shaded. The result is the backyard transformation that the homeowner was looking for.
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