Garden & green spaces
This photo features Mexican feather grass, but alternatives include pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) or the herbaceous 'Karley Rose' fountain grass (Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'), a fountain grass cultivar that sets seed sparingly and is not considered invasive. (Mexican feather grass can be invasive in some areas; consult your local cooperative extension or county extension office before planting.)
Shady woodland gardens are one of my favorites to design. Their success depends largely upon combining interesting foliage textures and playing one shade of green off another. This design beautifully partners Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola') with assorted hostas, astilbes and ferns. The result is a soothing medley that will thrive in partial shade, in average to moist soil, in zones 5 to 8. For under the mulberry tree.
Electronic Soil Tester - $18.75 » Prepare the soil. For best results, start two to three weeks before you plan to plant. A good first step is to test the soil's pH levels wherever you plan to plant. Most edibles prefer a pH level that is neutral to slightly acidic, so you will need to amend alkaline soils.