While your stormwater management project may not include responsibility to a tributary, we know that each of you strive to construct sustainable designs based on the values of environmental stewardship. North Creek Nurseries is on your side in that and every effort towards stewardship.
Some of you may know that we have many unique environments and plant communities in our Living Laboratory. Our Research and Development gardeners observe, test and document our extensive efforts to push the limits of plants for their contribution to the effectiveness of basin areas. Before we offer plants to you they must meet or exceed our expectations for performance in their intended environment and in particular, the typical basin environment.
The typical basin environment in the Mid-Atlantic area ranges seasonally from arid to days even weeks of perfect mesic environment. During a wet spring there can even be periods of facultative pooling. The key to effective basin planting is finding those plants that can not only survive all of these environments but also thrive and support the detention, filtering and slow release of the pooling water. Finding the right plant community is not horticultural magic; it is testing.
Site specific solutions are important to us because they are vital to the success of your projects and your clients’ happiness. Our research is available to you as it evolves. One key resource for proper species selection is our Landscape Plug (TM) Manual. This publication contains key results, and our findings thus far to get your project headed in the right direction and give you confidence to try different plant solutions in the environment with which you are faced. As always, we invite you to schedule a tour of our Living Laboratory to learn more about these site conditions. We would be delighted to talk with you about your current and future project. Bring pictures - we love pictures! Remind us to tell you about our SITE compliance and certification.