Stormwater Wetlands - Essentials for Healthy Plants

 

Like natural wetlands, wetlands constructed for stormwater management are great at cleaning up excess nutrients, chemicals, and nasty bacteria.  Healthy vegetation is essential for them to function properly.

 

Getting healthy vegetation means:

  • Matching the species to the water levels
  • Planting a variety of native species
  • Installing plants of adequate size
  • Planting at the right time of year
  • Protecting the plants from common threats

 

 

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It also helps to foster natural beauty with a few simple  techniques that don’t increase project costs