Invasive species are more than just weeds. They can be any living organism, according to the National Wildlife Federation, that is non-native and causes harm to the environment, human health, and the economy.
Invasives have few natural predators or population controls in their introduced area, so they often crowd out natives with their prolific growth. They also disrupt ecosystem food chains; native animals and other organisms evolved along with their plant food sources over millions of year! Pollinators are especially adapted to specific flower structures. Non-native pollen is often inaccessible for them.
Invasive species management is site-specific, and treatments vary depending on the species, area size, and surrounding ecosystem. In general, organic Green Jay Landscape Design methods of invasive species control include:
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Left to its own devices, stormwater can gather pollutants and erode your landscape. Green Jay Landscaping can design creative drainage solutions for your property.
Wetlands are Mother Nature's filtration system! We can turn your wetland burden into an asset – meeting local wetland regulations with beautiful design.
More than just "weeds," invasive species can out-compete other plants and reduce biodiversity on your property. Let us take care of your invasive problem holistically and responsibly.
We face many challenges from steep slopes to stream bank failure. As our climate shifts, it increases the need to anticipate and design sustainable systems that will withstand flooding and serve storms.
Much of our Northeast landscapes are natural forest ecosystems. Before, during, and after development and land clearing, selection of successional species should be planned and managed for resilient landscapes.
Jay Archer fuses ecological expertise with practical construction practices and principals for a winning combination in project development.