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Planting and Restoration

If the land on your property is looking worse for wear, you may need planting and restoration services. At Natural Environments Corporation, we’re here to help. With 40 years of landscaping experience, we have the knowledge and expertise we need to restore your land and aid in the improvement of your local environment. Request a quote today to get started on your planting and restoration project. 

What Is Planting and Restoration?

Planting and restoration is the process of adding plants and trees to our environment. Often, we perform these services in areas that have been overgrown with invasive species and weeds. Other times, a client wants to add a garden or native area to improve the appearance of their property and help our environment.

One of the best ways to restore a property is by adding plants. This will not only help the local ecosystem, but also beautify your property. In most cases, plantings can also be functional, like when planting trees for added shade. 


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What Are Some Methods Used in Restoration Projects?

There are different methods involved in restoration projects, including: 

Rain Gardens

The purpose of rain gardens is to collect stormwater so that it can soak into the ground and water the plants. Rain gardens are helpful for the ecosystem because they help reduce stormwater runoff. As stormwater travels through the environment, it picks up contaminants like pesticides, disease-causing bacteria, fertilizer, sediment, and trash. This is not just dangerous for people, but also for water-dwelling species like fish.

Native Plants

Native plants are much better for the environment than non-native species. They require less watering, are hardier, and also attract pollinators. Because of these benefits, we try to include native plants wherever possible, like in rain gardens. 

Reducing Turf Grass 

While lawns can be an integral component of many landscapes, they require a significant amount of water, fertilizer, and maintenance. Additionally, the herbicides and pesticides commonly used to keep our lawns looking great are not environmentally friendly. Taking care of our environment is a high priority for most of us, so it is a great idea to size your lawn to match your intended use.

What you do with the rest of your property can have a significant positive impact on the environment as well. Consider planting trees, native plants, or a great pollinator garden to help our birds, bees and butterflies along with the ozone layer. 

Contact Natural Environments Corporation and their design experts will help create a beautiful outdoor environment that helps Mother Nature and gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing your part.


How Is Planting and Restoration Conducted?

Most planting and restoration projects start with a plant design, and the designer will take the following into consideration:

  • Lighting in the area
  • Soil type
  • Available water resources
  • Budget available
  • How the plantings are supposed to function 
  • Overall aesthetic intent of the planting project


With this information, our team will put together a beautiful plan and get it approved by the homeowner. The installation process starts with preparing the area where the new plants will be installed. This may include weed removal, soil enhancement/replacement, soil amendments, and possibly tilling.

Once the area is properly prepared, our skilled landscaping crew will plant, fertilize, and water the variety of greenery that you have selected. We will also add a ground cover product, like mulch, as this protects the soil from erosion, prevents initial weed growth, and portrays a beautiful, finished appearance immediately after installation.

What Happens if Planting and Restoration Isn’t Done Correctly?

If you improperly install a garden, you’re likely to have lots of weeds and a higher death rate for the plants. You may also have an underperforming garden if the soil is not properly amended to allow the plants to thrive in their environment. Overall, a garden that’s poorly installed is a waste of time and money. Entrust your planting and restoration project to the professionals at Natural Environments Corporation by requesting a quote today. 

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Natural Environments Corporation Frequently Asked Questions

The main concern restoration addresses is reversing harmful environmental effects as leaving the land the way it is will continue to cause issues. The lawn will keep sucking nutrients from the soil, requiring more fertilizer and pesticides to stay alive. The soil will continue to stay poor quality, and the animals that once lived there will continue to be displaced from their habitat. 

Restoration gives the environment a chance to recover, thus improving soil quality, water quality, and more. These factors improve not just the environment as a whole, but also your home’s aesthetics.

Trees are vital for the environment as they produce oxygen, provide a habitat for animals like birds and squirrels, and help reduce stormwater runoff. Trees can also help prevent erosion. 

Preservation is concerned with measures that protect the environment in its current state, while restoration effectively turns back the clock to reduce environmental damage. Both preservation and restoration are vital. Ideally, we can avoid needing restoration projects at all through proper preservation measures. When the environment is suffering, though, we can use restoration to get it back on track and implement preservation measures to ensure it retains its restored state. 

Native plant seeds come from local plant nurseries that specialize in this type of greenery. Local plant nurseries can give information on the types of native plants available, and which areas they can grow in. 

Some homeowners who are considering a planting and restoration project may wonder if native plants are really as aesthetically pleasing or bold as exotic varieties. However, the truth is, there are many different types of native plants that can beautify your property. Minnesota has a wide variety of native wildflowers like the purple coneflower, rough blazing star, and maiden pink. No matter what your aesthetic is, there is a native plant variety for you. 



Our landscaping services in Minneapolis St. Paul – Twin Cities include landscape design, retaining walls, boulder retaining walls, stone walls, rip rap, shoreline erosion control, patios, driveways, helical piers and more.


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