Ideas for a shady problem area between houses?
Hi I'm new here! We're in this house that has an awful dead zone between it and the house next door. So far all that grows there is weeds. It gets very little sun and has a large tree (which DH insists is just an overgrown weed). And, the tree drops a lot of stuff...leaves, big gnarly seed balls every other autumn and stringy stuff in early winter. It's truly a mess.
I had a dream of hostas but I don't know how I would handle clearing out the pods, etc. Then I thought maybe just nice looking rock but it's so expensive and again, how do I keep it "clean" looking?
We are in SE Michigan, the space is on the north side of our house and I would especially love low maintenance ideas.
Thanks for any thoughts!