What Types of Plants Do Well in Wet Weather?

Spring was very rough in terms of rainfall this year. Many records have been broken this year for rain, but that does not mean your yard can’t look great this summer! Whether it is your business or your home, your yard has plenty of options this year. You just have to look for flowers, bushes, and trees that do well in wet or even flooded soil. Believe it or not, they exist! We can help you choose plants that will work well in wet weather, just give us a call and we will make a plan for landscaping. Otherwise, we have a list of plants they may work for your yard, especially if you have seen a lot of water or flooding this spring.

Plants for Yards that are Occasionally Wet

If your yard is occasionally wet but dries within a few days, you do not want plants that rely heavily on water. Here are a few good flowers, bushes, and trees that may work for your yard:

  • wet weatherCardinal flower
  • Rose mallow
  • Summersweet
  • Hibiscus
  • European cranberrybush
  • Inkberry
  • Sweetspire
  • Sweet and swamp azaleas
  • White spruce
  • Black gum

Plants that can Handle Submersion

Flowers:

  • wet weatherBlue flag
  • Cattail
  • Japanese water iris
  • Marsh marigold
  • Water iris
  • Yellow flag
  • Flowering rush

Bushes:

  • Buttonbush
  • Red osier dogwood
  • Tartarian dogwood
  • Winterberry

Trees:

  • wet weatherAtlantic white cedar
  • Black ash
  • Green ash
  • Pear
  • Pin oak
  • River birch
  • Red maple
  • Sweetbay magnolia

And these aren’t comprehensive lists, just a few suggestions and ideas! Don’t think that just because your yard is too wet or too dry that you can’t have a beautiful yard. You can! You just have to find the things that work for you. As always, we are here to help. Landscaping, maintenance, and more; we will help you make your lawn beautiful all year round. Contact us to get started.

2019 Summer Trends in Landscaping and Hardscaping for Illinois and Iowa

We know. Summer has taken its fine time getting here this year. But there has been a glimmer of hope the past few weeks. A few warm days that make us want to spend time outside in our yards. So now seems like a great time to talk about this year’s trends to get you dreaming up a better space to spend that time in. These are all the landscaping and hardscaping trends that we see are big this year, and going nowhere fast. We believe all of these trends will take us right into 2020!

Outdoor Kitchens

Patio Accessories & Outdoor KitchensYou can do so much more today with your grilling space than just a grill. Think full kitchen in your outdoor space. These outdoor kitchens can come complete with a gas grill and include a sink, fire pit or fireplace so you can entertain in the space most of the year. You won’t have to run in and out of your house to serve a complete meal outdoors. What a perfect setup for entertaining!

Stone Products with a Natural Look

hardscaping using natural stone looksGo above and beyond your standard concrete blocks. They may be dependable, but you can take your outdoor landscaping and hardscaping aesthetic to a whole new level. Check out our Boulder Creations, which are unique options for almost any part of your outdoor space from fire pits to fireplaces to that beautiful outdoor kitchen we mentioned above. Boulder Creations is an American Made product that is as beautiful as it is natural-looking. We are always looking for the most innovative products available on the market and Boulder Creations fits the bill when it comes to quality and this latest trend!

Outdoor Living Roomslandscaping hardscaping trends

Take your relaxing night of TV and relaxation outside to your beautifully landscaped outdoor space! Open concept patios and decks can be turned into great living spaces. It is on-trend to cover these spaces to make them useable all year long. Add a ping pong table or full bar and you won’t want to be anywhere else all Summer long.

Low-Maintenance Landscaping

landscaping hardscaping trendsSomething more and more of our customers are looking for is beautiful landscaping that takes care of itself. Families are busy and want to spend time in their yards enjoying them, not taking care of them. We can help you create a design that requires less maintenance than traditional landscaping options.

All of these trends are big this year, but there is one thing that never changes. You want an outdoor space that is uniquely yours. From poolscapes to water features, it’s all about creating something special and one-of-a-kind. To learn more about landscaping and hardscaping design trends, contact us anytime!