Pardon Our Dust…

Greetings and thank you for visiting our new website! We recently went live with a soft opening for our virtual store front with some exciting new additions. Have no fear, North By Nature Landscapes is still committed to serving our clients’ needs in the most environmentally sustainable way across Northern Michigan. Since we are setting sail in somewhat stormy waters, we are having to navigate the ins and outs of website editing on our own for now. Please pardon our dust while we clean up some duplicate images, fix links, and add photos to our project gallery.

Our staff is currently social distancing while still working to prepare for the upcoming season. The experts are modeling another potential 4″ – 6″ increase in the Lake Michigan/Lake Huron basin this summer. Of course, this has a direct impact in our inland lakes as well and many property owners are seeing ice push damage and erosion along their shorelines. Click here to see some before and after photos of some of our past projects. Captions are coming and if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 231-340-0446 or email info@nbnlandscapes.com.


We also offer a range of Design and Consulting services. Stormwater Management Solutions, Pollinator Gardens, Hardscapes, Green or Bio-technical Landscape Solutions, Formal Gardens, Restoration Plantings, DIY Landscape Plans and more. We look forward to getting to know our clients and the places you call home – even if it’s a seasonal getaway. It is our mission to create beautiful, low-maintenance, durable and sustainable landscapes that you can enjoy and share with friends and family all year long. Because, naturally, you love Northern Michigan.




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.


Construction Site Restoration

Construction site restoration services focus on cost-effective, ecologically responsible, and successful restoration of impacted habitats. At the location illustrated, plants are establishing well and will be blooming with new growth in time for early summer occupation of the residence.


Natural Shoreline Restoration

Lake Shoreline Erosion, Emergency Repair, Natural Shoreline Restoration: Short-rooted turf grass is no match for waves or flowing water. Over 90 cubic yards of soil washed into Black Lake over a 14-year period. Within 4 days we stabilized the bank and created a seedbed for deep rooted plants.