North by Nature Landscapes
Because you love northern Michigan… by nature.
Our professional design, build and installation teams will help you to create and maintain landscapes that reflect your passion for Northern Michigan. Guided by your color and texture preferences, we expertly apply ecological landscape design principles. Our mission is to create beautiful outdoor living spaces that exist in harmony with nature by providing habitat for butterflies, bees, and birds and minimizing the use of toxic chemicals and fertilizers.
Northern Michigan Inspired
From concept to completion, North By Nature Landscapes’ experienced design and installation team can handle all your landscaping needs.
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Before and After!!! 2021-2022
What is a Watershed??
Sound Up! Shoreline Pollinator Garden Sound Effects.
North by Nature Landscapes repaired and restored our beach front after a tough winter and damage when the ice went out. They designed it so that the ice would slide up the designed rock they installed. It has worked as designed and it stood up well after a couple of tough winters. I had them come in and do a little repair to maintain and again they did a great job.
North by Nature uses a realistic ecological approach to solving environmental problems. They provide solutions with long range benefits that reduces the level of landscape maintenance. They work with nature, not against natural forces.
We had quite an ambitious hardscape project we envisioned on our property to provide access to, and Bret and his team worked tirelessly to create a beautiful set of stairs leading to a flagstone patio which they did ALL BY HAND! Bret came up with real workable solutions to the challenges we faced and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
Project of the Month
Building up to the New High Water Mark
Water levels of the Great Lakes are at or approaching ALL TIME HIGH RECORDS and are forecast to set new records in 2020. Shoreline erosion is a BIG problem on the Great Lakes AND lakes connected to them.
Shoreline erosion on inland lakes is a bigger problem too! Larger boats and wake boarding recreation are creating bigger waves than mother nature does. Add in climate uncertainty and threats to property, near shore structures, and fish habitats are on the rise.
Based in Petoskey Michigan, North by Nature Landscapes has a decade of experience designing and building natural shoreline protection and restoration structures. For the last 2 seasons, we have adapted our time tested designs to protect our customer shorelines at the new high water mark AND from BIGGER waves. At this 2019 project site, we installed stone mulch at the top of the bank to stabilize the soils while the more densely planted deep rooted grasses and flowers become established.