Photo Essay: Restoring a Site to Native Plants

These photos show the steps we took to protect and restore the native plants on a site for our landscape architecture client. This involved removing, storing then replanting sod and plants from the site. Prior to this it was also important to minimize disturbance of the overall site during excavation and to save native topsoil where possible.  –Leslie Lowe L.A, Registered Landscape Architect

native plant restoration hillside

Native site before disturbance, April 2008


Denuded Excavated Hillside

Denuded hillside, the site after excavation, April 2010



Showing the depth of sod removed from site.

Native Sod with Plants

Transporting sod with plants intact to the storage facility


Plants in Storage


Replanted Hillside, October 2010