Using ecology to restore land and water
April 29, 2022
Using native vegetation to stabilize steep hillslopes just makes sense. On the Cottagewood site, we used a variety of bio-engineering techniques and a multitude of planting and seeding methods to establish a very functional, deep-rooted prairie hillslope. Here are the advantages: it looks terrific during all seasons, prairie plants send roots 10 to 12 feet into the soil, erosion in minimized, irrigation and fertilizers not needed, and the habitat value cannot be rivaled. Steep lakeshore slopes is our specialty.
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