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Hedging for Wet Soil

Here you'll find our best hedges for wet soils. It is always best to identify your soil type prior to planting. If you know that you're garden or planting area is prone to water logging, don't worry, we have a great choice of hedging plants for wet soils right here.


The reason most plants prefer moist or well-drained soil types is that wet soil prevents plants from receiving oxygen. Soil is made up of lots of small gaps or pores which hold oxygen. When the soil is wet, these holes are filled with water, depriving the plants of air. This is not as big a problem in autumn or winter when many plants are dormant, but in the prime growing season, this can severely damage your plants.

Hedge plants for very wet soil

However, it's not all doom and gloom. Many hedging plants, tree and shrubs are well suited to wet soil and will thrive regardless of water logging or flooding. If you know you have wet soil, or that your planting area is prone to delayed periods of soggy soil, it is best to choose from our range of hedging plants for very wet soils.

How to improve wet soil

There are certain precautions you can take to improve your wet soil. By building raised beds or banks and planting on top of the elevated area, you will improve the drainage and will be able to plant different species, more suited to moist soil types.


If you're concerned about your plants becoming water logged, read our blog to find out the tell tale signs of water logged soils.