Consulting and Landscaping Services:
We can help you get started right when creating your own native landscape design through installation and maintenance. We help save you time and money in getting your native plant project off on the right foot.
We offer systematic procedures for a successful project from start to finish. Call us today and we will get you started on your successful natural landscaping project.
Dominating Factors in Selecting Native Plants:
-Amount of sunlight
-Soil type and porosity
-Soil moisture level
-Height of plant
-Bloom color and time
We Provide Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Natural Landscaping:
Natural landscaping refers to landscaping with the goals of improving the local environment, reducing soil erosion, wetlands restoration, beautification and enhancement of landscapes, creating biodiversity, and wildlife habitats, as well as restoring and/or correcting environmental problems that may exist on the site. Land owners benefit from natural landscaping, as there is often less maintenance required over the long term. There is less time spent mowing, watering, fertilizing, and treating this type of landscape.
Naturalistic landscaping focuses on natural occurring landscape rather than a formal alone. Naturalistic landscaping mirrors patterns found in nature, like meadows, woodlands, wetlands, etc. For example, a lawn can be converted to or planted as a meadow or grassland, using native flowers and grasses. A wet site can be converted to a wetland plant community by selecting specific plants that will grow in the conditions existing on the site. Plants that share similar requirements found on the specific site are called communities. They up different habitat types i.e. wetlands, meadows, and woodlands.
How To Choose the Right Plants for the Site:
Check sun exposure, soil moisture, and soil type where you intend to plant. Select plants that grow and thrive in those conditions by following the cultural guide information for each species.
Look through our guide, mark plants that are appropriate to your site, the habitat, as well as wildlife species you wish to attract to your site. Choose a variety of plants for the site that will extend blooms from spring to fall, and create biodiversity. This will create food, cover, and shelter for a wide variety of insect-life, birds, and other wildlife.
Eastern North America has a large variety of native plants species. These native forbs (flowers) and grasses each have adapted to specific habitat categories such as woodland, upland, or wetland sites.
Always select a combination of plant species that will create the desired landscape affect. The species you select should be compatible with the site conditions and should meet the goals of the owner. The owner should consider the mature height, bloom color, and bloom time of the selected plant species, as well as the site condition, such amount of sunlight the site receives, soil moisture content and soil type (sandy, loamy, clayey) . All these factors need to be taken into consideration before selecting what natives to plant.