Casual gardener with woodland lot-ideas?
My back property line is a wooded area. Over the past two years we've cleared the woods. There was not much there; dead trees, vines of something (also dead) choking the good trees, undergrowth of nothing but weeds, etc. We now have a view of 2 beautiful, healthy trees that were not in view before, tall grasses that deer love to walk through and a promising area for gardening! We've weed whacked and sprayed Round Up for the budding weeds but would LOVE ideas of what we can grow or do with the area that would make it a usable space. It's pretty ugly right now. The land definitely wants to go back to the forest it once was!
Some areas are all shade and the rest is partial sun/shade. Drainage is good too. Any ideas on plants that are deer-resistant and multiply? We definitely want to keep the foresty look of it but we know weed control will always be an issue with piece of land! I am an EXTREMELY casual gardener who is feeling a bit overwhelmed right now! Since i'm starting at square one, any advice is very much appreciated!