Plants suggestions

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by asllct, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. asllct

    asllct LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Hey Guys,
    I have a customer who has a wet area in their yard and am thinking about making it into a flower bed. Besides something like pachysandra what else do you think would thrive in a wet partial shade area? Any suggestions would be beneficial.
  2. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Messages: 1,151

    Not sure what planting zone you are in... But you should look at ornamental grasses, like acorus, that do well in boggy areas.
  3. hortman420

    hortman420 LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2

    Use uconn's plant data website and study up on your plant material.
  4. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Define 'wet area'. Only wet after heavy rain? Wet all the time? Standing water? This information will affect your choices.
  5. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,046

    Many Iris's don't mind wet.
  6. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    Does the area have to stay wet?
    Can a drain area be installed to get the water underground or to run off
    Could you build a bern and plant above the wet area
    Is the area designated as wet land
    Ornamental grasses as was mentioned by headz77 river birch,weeping willow could be good for the area.

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