Need help with wet sunny area that never dries out #470894 - Ask Extension


Need help with wet sunny area that never dries out #470894

Asked July 16, 2018, 3:36 PM EDT

One of our in town lots never dries out even though it's sunny. We are looking for flowering plants that will absorb the extra water. Thanks.

St. Louis County Minnesota

Expert Response

Thank you for the question. You might enjoy planting rain garden type perennials in the area. Depending on whether the area is damp or has standing water, there are plants that can work. Water tolerant plants with extensive, deep, root structures will make good use of the moisture. The following resources offer many choices for your perusal:
3.  This publication gives plant options for areas with standing water to areas that are like moist garden soil.    

Thank you for contacting Extension.
Anita Hoaglund Replied July 17, 2018, 2:25 PM EDT
Anita, thanks so much for your help. We've been been looking at all the options on those sites. Sue Horoshak
The Question Asker Replied July 20, 2018, 11:10 PM EDT

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