Example of Work Where it Counts!
How to address water activity and erosion high up on a property?
Rather than spending money addressing the spot in a water line where we most see the damage, a more effective and budget-honoring approach is to observe the water during a high rain event, chart where it's going and where it's not, and strategize an ecologically sensitive approach to collaborating with water. Start high in the landscape, create swales, check dams or re-direct the water to course via swales to more slowly infiltrate water through a slope. Over time we save money and preserve the integrity of the land down below, in addition to creating a spot mid-slope that will be passively irrigated via swales. Win-win.
Boulders for micro-climates? Are you on a north facing slope and interested in growing marginally tropical plants? While Asheville and surrounds have experienced a shift in planting zones, boulders and thermal mass elements can help the warm loving plants to get more established, and give them protection and reflect heat even in the winter months. Think brick walls, accent boulders, ponds, slowing the air down around the area, to achieve the desired heat zone for your apricot, yaupon, pomegranate, or cantaloupes.
Are you seeking solutions for your land questions? Contact Healing Roots Design for a consultation!