Any landscape has potential to support native flora and fauna. We can visit your site, assess it, and suggest potential for habitat improvement. Natural areas take time to restore and improve. Restoration can take 3 seasons or more but improvement will be noticed along the way. Removal of invasive brush can help trees and plants in a woodland or prairie flourish. Oftentimes when invasive species are removed it can be surprising what native species have been dormant just waiting for a chance to thrive! Plant species can be added to your landscape with the goal of greater species richness and biodiversity. We can work with any budget. Small changes can add up to big improvements for your yard or natural area.
Pollinators are important to the survival of animals and humans alike. Many plant species need pollinators to be able to produce fruit. But these pollinators need a healthy balanced diet as much as humans do to support their immune health and keep their populations thriving. Our native pollinators evolved alongside native plant species and do best when they have a variety of plants to nectar on from spring through fall. The Monarch butterfly, in particular, needs more than just milkweed. In fall they migrate from as far north as Canada to Mexico to overwinter and need late fall blooming plants to nectar on along the way! We can help you build or restore your natural area to support pollinators and other wildlife.
Did you know that many plants, shrubs and even trees we see on our landscapes are not native to the United States? Many non-native and invasive species have been brought here from Europe and Asia and grow well in our climate. A little too well, as it turns out. Without natural pests that would keep these species in check, they have escaped our yards and overwhelmed our native natural areas. This has thrown off the balance of every native ecosystem from prairies to woodlands to wetlands. By removing these invaders you can bring some of that balance back and improve species richness on your property and in some cases even support better topsoil retention.