July’s Yard of the Month goes to Tony and Nick at 2371 Greenland.

Their stunning red oak provides deep shade that took a little trial and error to find the right plant for their foundation planting.

They suggest just try things and see what works.

Variegated aucuba shrubs provide a great pop of color in the shade and require almost no maintenance. Aucuba isn’t native here but is well adapted to our wild weather and isn’t considered invasive.

They also brighten up the shade with colorful containers, furniture, and front door.