Soil – Too Wet

Q: Can you recommend plants that will grow in extremely wet conditions? The water table in my back yard is about an inch below the surface. Can I just plant bunches of stuff there to sop up all the water?

A: Plants won’t “sop up” soil moisture. Some are just able to tolerate wet conditions better than most. Your best bet is to install a subsurface drain system to take the water to a better place. Landscape architects are trained to do exactly that; perhaps you can get someone to design the system and let you install it at your own pace.

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