PROTECTING THE SHORE Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Helping to bring our rivers, marshes, streams and ponds back to natural balance is one of the goals of Landis Garden Design. Wetland restoration projects, and we know this from experience, can take years to complete. After an initial survey of the damage within the site’s eco-system, whether brought on by people, invasive plants or unprotected shorelines, a plan to restore the system is created. Eradicating invasive plants like the non-native Phragmites, can include application of Fish and Wildlife Service approved herbicides, physical removal and/or controlled burning. The next step is to indentify which native plants have returned, create a plan for replanting with more natives especially those most likely to succeed, choosing materials and structures needed to protect the shoreline, and ultimately restoring the view and the habitat.