Help with landscaping under/ around scrub oak trees
Hello- I'm new to this forum, but we are doing some re-landscaping on our house and thought this would be a good place to get some questions answered. The house had been vacant for a few years, and yard sorely neglected. We have quite a large grove of scrub oak trees that I love. I was thinking of putting in a shade garden under the trees, but I'm a bit worried about all the new growth of scrub oak that pops up everywhere. Will the scrub oak strangle any new plants? I was thinking of putting in hostas, daylillies, ferns, and periwinkle for starters. How do you keep the scrub oak under control without losing the mature trees or damaging new plants? What are some plants that have thrived in a scrub oak bed? I got a tip today that hostas should be planted in double containers in the ground due to the root problems with the scrub oak. Has anyone successfully grown hostas without containers under scrub oak? any experience with this would be greatly appreciated, thanks!