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I live in florida with the property backing up to the marsh. I have marsh grass in the area now but it is always wet. Can I make this into a garden area and what to do with the soil? After I cut the grass, should I till the soil, if I can, and then add something? Need some help to do this or is it a waste of time and effort to make this work? Thanks Mike

Submitted by Melfimichael

It's not wise to till the soil when it's wet, because that can destroy the soil structure. If the area is constantly wet, you could grow bog plants in it. If it dries out periodically, you may be able to grow rain garden plants. Pitcher plants and Acorus are a couple of bog plants that should grow well in your area.

Answered by DSchrock

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