Roots preventing new plantings
I have a very shady area under a very established maple where I would like to grow hostas. The tree roots are so shallow and cover the ground I am finding it difficult to dig holes big enough for the hostas I have bought or am transplanting.
Any suggestions for how to overcome this problem? Can I plant hostas from bulbs and therefore plant them in between the roots? Or should I cover the ground with compost and soil to raise the area up a little?
Thanks for any suggestions you might have for a new gardener.