Clearing out the bad stuff in my woods
Hi, I'm new to this and not sure what anything is in my woods but know that some things have to go. I want to keep the woodland and I like the foresty look, but the thorny, weedy and poisonous stuff (along with dead stuff) needs to go. My problem is I need an education on what all of it is and how to turn it into a beautiful shaded woodland that I can enjoy. My dh likes to keep it "woodsy", meaning he doesn't want me to touch it, but it needs cleaned up bad. I also think we can have a "woodsy" appearance by replacing some of the nasty stuff with beautiful plants and understory trees. Any advice? Also, is there a good book that will show me pictures of what all the bad stuff is to take out?