Residential Services Overview
Prairie Restorations, Inc. is a full-service company, offering consultation, installation, and management services for all sizes of residential projects.
Each restoration project is assigned a project manager who will guide you through each step and answer any questions you have regarding your restoration. Our highly mobile, adaptable, and creative team always seeks to find practical solutions and provide positive results. Our installers have hands-on experience and detailed knowledge of the wide range of plant and seed materials we produce.
No project is too small or big. Please schedule a consultation to discuss how our services can help make your restoration project a success.
Native landscapes have lower costs than turf or traditional landscapes, making them not only beautiful but practical too. However, they do require maintenance to be their best. This is especially true during the establishment period, roughly the first three years for most projects.
Our management services ensure your project has the best chance of long-term success. With our in-depth knowledge of the life cycles of both native and invasive plants and over 40 years of experience, Prairie Restorations can provide the proper maintenance to ensure the long-term success of your landscape.
Even if we did not install your native landscape we are happy to evaluate your site and develop a management strategy. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our management specialists.
Integrated Plant Management
During the growing season, our crews can visit your site on a regular basis to conduct the appropriate methods of control for unwanted non-native or invasive species such as buckthorn. By using a combination of techniques, including spot mowing, selective herbicide treatment, and hand weeding, our crews can discourage the growth of invasives while allowing the natives to flourish.
Prescribed burning is an extremely useful tool in the management of many types of native landscapes. Many plant community types are fire-dependent and thrive when they are burned periodically. Proper planning, permitting, timing, safety, equipment, and implementation are all critical when conducting prescribed burns. Our staff has the experience, training, and equipment needed to conduct your burn safely and effectively.
Although native landscapes do not need regular mowing like turf, mowing is a useful tool in maintaining native landscapes. Mowing in the dormant season can hasten the breakdown of biomass, and mowing during the first growing season can control annual weeds while the tiny native seedlings develop. We can provide mowing of projects of any size using flail mowers and other equipment that is designed to mulch plant material into fine pieces that break down quickly. Our state-of-the-art fleet of equipment is designed to handle any job, including mowing under delicate solar arrays!