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Q.What to Plant to Get Rid of Excess Water

Anonymous added on April 29, 2014 | Answered

Can you tell me what is the best thing to plant to get rid of excess water? My lawn has slowly turned to marsh and I would like to plant something to make use of the excess water and try to save my lawn. Would fruit trees help?

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Answered on April 29, 2014

There is a type of gardening style, called rain gardens, where people actually work to create conditions like what you have in your yard. It uses plants and trees that not only do well in those conditions but also help to suck up excess water. You may be able to turn your yard into a rain garden or select a location that you can further reduce the soil level to encourage pooling of the water in your yard. Here is more information on those: http://www.uri.edu/ce/healthylandscapes/raingarden.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/rain-garden-design.htm

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