Wet Ground What shrubs to plant?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Watson's Landscaping, May 21, 2008.

  1. Watson's Landscaping

    Watson's Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Ok guy I'm up just north of Detroit and I have a new lawn client that needs some shrubs replaced around a transformer in his yard. The ground is at best moist all the time at worst wet with water pushing out when you walk in the area. What kind of shrub's would you guy plant around the area that will not die in the wet ground.
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    I don't know much about plants in that area but you also did not give much information either.

    Why is it wet all the time? What type of soil, clay, sandy, Loam?

    What type of sun...... exposure.

    The list goes on.
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,092

    Rodi,s , Mt Laurel
  4. bglawncommand

    bglawncommand LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 48

    Ostrich fern
  5. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Inkberry Holly will tolerate wet, Leyland cyprus also...

    "Rhodi's".....Huh?? around here they HATE wet feet. It's the worst thing for them.
  6. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    fountain grass boxwoods
  7. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

  8. gorknoids

    gorknoids LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

  9. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    Well according to google it says azeleas like wet area as well and it sure isn't true. Atleast not in this zone.

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