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:
Enhance Your Shoreline
We learn about you and your design preferences, then introduce you to beautiful, deep-rooted native plants and natural materials to create custom 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 enjoy your shoreline, frame views, create privacy and shelter you from wind, while also reducing soil erosion and protecting water quality.
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 your 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. They help reduce 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.
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. 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 constructed 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
If you are losing valuable real estate to shoreline erosion, take steps to preserve your investment. The water’s edge may change from year to year, but you can have a strong, beautiful, accessible shoreline that works with northern Michigan’s ecology and economy. NBN provides the expert shoreline preservation services you need, from our initial site inspection through design and the preparation of permit documents to installation and planting.
Our mission is to preserve your property while protecting the environment. The shoreline protection methods we use work with nature and native shoreline plants that have stood the test of time. These methods are supported by the Michigan Shoreline Stewardship Partnership and the Michigan Department of Energy, Great Lakes and Environment (EGLE). North By Nature is committed to setting the example we would like to see on out beautiful lakes and rivers.
North By Nature’s experienced and certified shoreline professionals are available to meet you at your property to perform an on-site evaluation. Call or message us today.
Native Plants and Conservation Plantings, Invasive Plant Management, Stormwater Management Solutions.