Soil recommendations new shade fern area
Hi. Its been a looong time since I even logged in to GW. I have a new teaching career, two tween aged daughters and life in general.
However: I need advice: What is a good soil composition for shade fern areas. (sand, soil, compost, whatever)
I have an area under my north facing deck that I want to convert to a fern area. I placed two sword ferns there last fall (gleened from construction sites) One is dead and One is great!! This past week I started to shape and supplement the soil: added a load of sand and half as much composting material from my cold pile and a couple of bags from Home depot.
What is current opinion about soil composition for shade ferns?? Cecile, Portland Oregon.