Some of our clients are more inclined to adopt less formal designs for parts of or all of their property, particularly in the back where, while beautiful, these designs may not be suited for front yards where neighbors might not understand the benefits of native plants.

These informal plantings can be installed in one of two ways. Most common, these are installed using seeds after the ground has been prepared to be bare with a minimum of weeds and weed seeds. Typically, preparation occurs during the growing season and is seeded in fall or winter, allowing the seeds to receive the cold and wet conditions necessary for germination. This is an inexpensive way to cover a lot of ground, but can take a few years to establish.

If the area is small enough or there is enough budget, the informal planting can be planted using plants.

We serve Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne, Jackson, Livingston, Lenawee, and Ingham counties in Michigan.

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Natural Plants For Landscaping Design in Wayne County MI

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Backyard prairie natural plantings
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