Welcome back. We are here to talk more about rain gardens, what they are, how they’re beneficial and what types of plants and trees you should add to your garden. If you missed our last post, check back here to find out more. Our Cary NC landscapers are here to help you with your rain garden!

The fact that the rain garden will vary between wet and dry can make having and maintaining them challenging. One thing to consider if you are planning a rain garden or two is that each will be unique when it comes to the right design. Not all plants will work in all conditions so plan for some trial and error. The following is a list of some good selections when it comes to choosing the plants. You will need to become a good observer of your garden. Watch the area carefully to see how it drains and adjust accordingly.

Check out these trees, shrubs, and plants at your local farm and garden center to create a beautiful, beneficial rain garden.

1. Trees | Cary NC Landscapers

  • River Birch (Betula nigra)
  • Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
  • Bald Cypress (Taxodium sp.)

2. Shrubs

  • Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria)
  • Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
  • Wax Myrtle (Myrica spp.)
  • Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)
  • Sweetspire (Itea spp.)
  • Sweet Pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia)
  • Red Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)
  • Leucothoe (Leucothoe fontanesiana)
  • Inkberry (Ilex glabra)
  • Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
  • 3. Herbaceous Plants
  • Water Iris (Iris laevigata)
  • Southern Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica)
  • Pitcher plant (Sarracenia spp.)
  • Pickerel Weed (Pontederia cordata)
  • Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
  • Blue Flag Iris (Iris vericolor)
  • Arrowhead (Sagittaria spp.)

Be sure to stay tuned for more tips about rain gardens and their benefits. Also contact our Cary NC landscapers if you need help with your own garden!

When it comes to designing your own gardens and landscaping sometimes you need expert advice. Our Cary NC Landscapers can help! We provide all kinds of services to help you. From landscape to lawn maintenance we can get your lawn looking awesome. Call us today!


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