At Native Landscape Solutions, Inc. we are always proud of our work and anxious to talk about the interesting projects we do. Currently, we are providing ecological services to a very special client: The United States Department of the Interior, United States Park Service, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in Saint Louis County. Ulysses S. Grant is known as the victorious Civil War general who saved the Union and the 18th President of the United States. He first met Julia Dent, his future wife, at her family home, named White Haven, where they lived from 1854 through 1859. The park is open daily, year-round from 9 AM to 5 PM. It is a very interesting site with many special features – it’s a great place for families to visit.
Our work involves restoring the site to its natural, native habitat. We are removing the invasive plants that have taken over the site and sowing native seed to restore the forest floor to the expected native wildflowers & grasses the Grant Family would have encountered. These photographs give you an idea of what the site looked like before and during the renovation.
Additionally, we are installing a storm water basin (a rain garden), using native Missouri plants, to better handle the rain water on the site. Native Landscape Solutions, Inc. has designed a three year stewardship program which we will be implementing to assist the native plants to their full potential.
Our project is a multi-year endeavor and will result in returning this important site to its original habitat. We are proud to provide these specialized services to high visibility sites. We invite you to pick a date and go explore the U. S. Grant National Historic Site.