PATCH RESTORATION

VEGETATION ASSURANCE

inspection: there are two inspections each year when ecotopes evaluates the project’s inventory of plants + makes a plan for updates up to about 10-percent of the original plant budget per year

cultivation: during the monthly service visit + based upon the results of the inspection the month before, ecotopes will plant new vegetation into the project site

SEEDED PATCHES

mulch flipping: selecting an area of vegetated surface originally featuring mulch + exchanging it to become a seeded patch of wildflowers or grasses

sunny and shady wildflowers: since cultivating wildflowers is generally done in the fall season only, 150 square-foot areas of the landscape can be specified for seeding through the service program

warm season grasses: grass seeding is done on the opposite side of the calendar to wildflowers in the spring or early summer

SERVICE SUPPORT

Patch restoration is the process of correction within the plant community of the landscape, either through replacement of a matching item that failed to survive or swapping out to an alternative species that may perform better.  This opportunity to react to new information + listen to the project site is allows us to improve the design fit into the site’s properties.

This function in the LifeCycle program can also be used to add new species to increase biodiversity or flip a less ecologically active surface, like mulch, into a deeply planted seeded patch.  This allows the project to evolve through the progress of time.