Landscaping Services

We have protected and restored shorelines across Northern Michigan, including Lake Charlevoix, Walloon Lake, Burt Lake, Crooked Lake, Hubbard Lake, Douglas Lake, Black Lake and the Crooked River.

Serving Emmet, Charlevoix and Cheboygan Counties, including Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, East Jordan, Boyne City, Indian River, and Cheboygan.

Shoreline Erosion Control

Stop losing ground to shoreline erosion

Professionally landscape your shoreline using deep-rooted native plants and natural, locally-sourced materials. Shoreline management helps dissipate wave action and control ice push erosion while improving water quality and fish and wildlife habitat. North By Nature Landscapes specializes in the design, installation, and care of soft, or bio-technical erosion control structures and greenbelt gardens using native plants, flowers and grasses. Enhance your waterfront property and make your shoreline resilient in the face of wave and ice damage. Services include:

  • Project planning and Design
  • Site assessments
  • Permitting and Budgeting
  • Plant selections
  • Site preparation
  • Installation and maintenance

Lakeside Gardens

Safely enjoy your shoreline

We learn about you and your design preferences, then introduce you to beautiful, deep-rooted native plants and natural materials to customize low-impact, sustainable shoreline gardens.

Shallow rooted turf grasses and cultivated plants fail to stabilize soils, slow stormwater runoff and stop erosion. Fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides used in their maintenance can be harmful to people, pets and wildlife. These chemicals can degrade water quality if they enter the lake and or groundwater.

Our gardens offer opportunities to safely enjoy your shoreline, frame views, create privacy and shelter from wind, while also reducing soil erosion and protecting water quality.

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Landscaped Gardens

Because you love northern Michigan... by nature.

Inspired and guided by the natural beauty of Northern Michigan and classic landscape designs that incorporate the practical and ecological functions of a natural landscape.

North by Nature Landscapes fits your lifestyle to the ecology of the places you love. Projects include many native plant landscapes that benefit pollinating insects, birds and wetland species. Native plants require minimal fertilizing and irrigation, reducing the carbon footprint of your landscapes.

We help you explore the colors, textures, and function of plants and garden structures to help create Butterfly Gardens, Rain Gardens, Shoreline Gardens, Meadows, Woodland Gardens, and Edible Gardens to fit your particular site and interests.

Hardscapes

Patios, Retaining Walls, Steps, Walkways, Fire Rings and more

Our hardscape construction team uses carefully chosen, natural field stone and flagstones to build dry-stacked retaining walls, patios, and walkways and our work is unconditionally guaranteed. Inspired and guided by the natural beauty of Northern Michigan and classic landscape designs that incorporate the practical and ecological functions of a natural landscape.

North by Nature landscapes fits your lifestyle to the ecology of the places you love. Projects include many native plant landscapes that benefit pollinating insects, birds and wetland species. Native plants require minimal fertilizing and irrigation, reducing the carbon footprint of your landscapes.

Hardscapes construction of natural fieldstones, flagstones and pavers are inspired by the masters of the old world, who used all natural materials to construct dry stacked retaining walls, flagstone patios and flagstone walkways carefully chosen and installed are unconditionally guaranteed.

Design & Planning

Design, Planning and Consulting

North By Nature’s experienced and certified shoreline professionals are available to meet you at your property to perform an on-site evaluation. If you are losing valuable real estate to shoreline erosion, take the steps to preserve your investment. NBN provides a full range of expert services from our initial site inspection to the production of professional permit documents to finished construction. Our mission is to preserve your property while protecting the environment. The methods we use are supported by the Michigan Department of Energy, Great Lakes and Environment (EGLE) and the Michigan Shoreline Stewardship Partnership. North By Nature is committed to setting the example we would like to see in the world. The water’s edge may change from year to year, but we will always believe that you can have a strong, beautiful, and accessible shoreline that works with our ecology and our economy.

Environmental Services

Native Plants and Conservation Plantings, Invasive Plant Management, Stormwater Management Solutions.

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