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Restore Your Shore

Steps & Techniques: Implementing Your Project


restoration before eliminating lawn

Plant Natives: Live Plants: Preparation

Site preparation begins with eliminating non-natives and lawn in the areas where you are going to plant.

Whichever technique you use, be sure to avoid using heavy equipment because it will compact the soil and make it difficult for new plants to grow.

restoration after lawn removed and planted

Preparation for new planting may require up to a full growing season on difficult, weed-infested sites.

Thoroughness and patience are essential for later success. You can prepare the site in several ways - some include the use of herbicides while others do not.

Herbicides can eliminate problem species, but it can take nearly an entire growing season to remove some invasive plants. Herbicides can also be used with lawn grasses. The process will not be as time-consuming as it is for weed removal.


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