Keep existing native plants for an easy care, low cost attractive landscape.
A Healthier, Easier Landscape
Keep as many existing native plants on your waterfront site as possible. Consider the benefits: less yard work, more erosion protection, more wildlife to see and enjoy, a healthier beach, and a better quality of life.
House is adequately set back from water, reducing erosion concerns.
Surrounding natural landscape makes the house more appealing, increasing value over time.
Save money on clearing, grading, lawn and plant installation and maintenance.
Mature native plants such as madrone and salal hold soils in place and help prevent erosion.
Existing trees and shrubs provide shade and cooling for house.
Native plants provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.
Shrubs near the water provide important shade for fish such as surf smelt.
No lawn. No loud mowers, extra water, high nitrogen fertilizer, or weed killers needed.
A natural landscape needs minimal maintenance and water. Nature is doing the work.
Keeping native trees and shrubs requires minimal site disturbance.