STEEP BANK PLANTING CHALLENGE
This landscape renovation project on Cape Nedick was on a very steep hill with no equipment access.
BEFORE: All work on the steep bank was done manually.
BEFORE: The entire steep area between the house and the ocean cliff was covered in thick weeds up to three feet high.
BEFORE: To move soil and mulch material, an large excavator and a mini skid steer was used. This is another example of using multiple sizes of equipment.
BEFORE: Without equipment access, this entire area was manually weeded and all weed material was hauled out by buckets, using a bucket brigade system.
BEFORE: The area is prepped free of weeds and loam/compost was hauled in by using dump truck with soil, excavator to load wheelbarrows and manpower.
BEFORE: The site preparation of removing weed material, moving large rocks from planting area to sea wall, raking out stones, and grading is now complete.
AFTER: Salt tolerant plant material was installed including beach plum. A layer of erosion control mulch was installed for weed and erosion control.
AFTER: Hydrangea in the upper level. Tennanbaum mugo next level. The lower level has bayberry, low grow rhus, and grasses along the sea wall.