Drainage Issues/Planting for Privacy

jints31 added on May 25, 2016 | Answered

I have very poor drainage in my backyard where the land slopes down (away from the house). I bought wax myrtle, thinking they could tolerate the moisture, but now I'm not so sure. I've looked into French drains/E-Z drains but can I still plant trees/shrubs near those?

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Answered on May 27, 2016

Wax Myrtle need a well draining soil, so they would not be a good choice if your soil is soggy or poorly draining.

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