Preserve Your Prairie with Natural Area Prairie Restoration Solutions in Barrington, Illinois
Restoring and managing natural areas in and around Barrington, Illinois is a priority for the McGinty Bros. team. We have around 100 natural area prairie restoration projects in any given year, which makes us one of the most experienced natural area prairie restoration companies in the greater Chicago area. With a staff of 35 employees dedicated to natural area prairie restoration and all the necessary equipment to handle big and small jobs, we are your go-to source for preserving your prairie, wetlands, or wooded area.
Our native habitat restoration and management resources are perfect for:
- private landowners
- corporate properties
- county forest preserves
- conservation districts
- park districts
- governmental agencies
- landscape designers and consultants
Not sure what natural area prairie restoration really means? That's okay. Many of our employees are highly educated and certified in the science of native landscaping. We can help you understand what it takes to turn back time on your land, so it resembles the wild landscape before the area was settled in the 1800s. Using our skills and resources, we encourage the growth of native plants and control the growth of plants that don't belong. Our natural area prairie restoration services include:
- pre-installation herbicide applications
- soil preparation
- seeding using a variety of different methods (such as hydroseeding, drill seeding, and broadcast seeding)
- herbaceous plug planting
- shrub and tree planting
- selective herbicide applications
- prescribed burning
Keep reading for a closer examination of these services.
Reclaim the Value of Your Barrington Land with Our ecologically-minded Solutions
Envision your land as it once was, years ago, before civilization settled it. In some cases, this vision is easy because your land still has some of the natural traits that it once had. In other cases, the land has been degraded so much that it's difficult to see its former wild beauty. Whether you own wetlands that have since been drained and filled or you own uplands that have been abused, we know how to help you turn back time. Your land's former ecological value is not lost forever.
McGinty Bros. knows how to control, treat, and remove invasive plants that have taken over your property. We have licensed herbicide applicators on staff, some with advanced degrees in natural resource fields. Moreover, we have the right equipment to safely and effectively restore your land. We can help you create a management plan that will benefit your Barrington property.
Native Landscaping Services for Residential or Commercial Properties in Barrington, Illinois
Some of our projects are large, open areas. Some are small spaces located on residential or commercial properties. Whatever the size of the area, you can make a difference in your community's ecological health. You don't have to take down your house to plant a native area. Instead, think about planting a native garden or a bio-swale.
Native Gardens Attract Local Wildlife and Provide Other Great Benefits
A native rain garden does more than look pretty. It is an economical and low-maintenance garden that provides food for local birds and insects. You can enjoy watching the butterflies, hummingbirds, and other species flock to your garden. Not only that, but your native garden also helps filter runoff pollution on your property. It helps drain standing water, which reduces the number of mosquitoes. If you want to benefit your local environment without breaking the bank, ask us to help you plant a native garden.
Bio-Swales Provide a Natural Solution for Stormwater Runoff
A bio-swale is like a natural gutter. It is planted with certain native plants that effectively filter stormwater runoff. A bio-swale is great along a roadway or parking lot, preventing puddles and flooding on the pavement. Let us build you a bio-swale that will last through all the seasons.
Expert Prescribed Burning Services for Better Control Over Your Vegetation
A prescribed burn is a controlled fire that experts use to benefit your landscape. At McGinty Bros., we have crew members who are currently licensed with S-130/S-190 Basic Wildland Fire Training from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. We have the expertise to manage your burn.
Why would you want these services? Prescribed burning benefits your natural area by:
- controlling weedy species
- managing built-up vegetation
- promoting the growth of native plants
Your land will look more attractive and be ecologically healthier. We know the correct times to do a burn for the control of specific weeds. Give us a call if you need a professional to conduct a prescribed burn on your land.
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Solutions
There are many ways to solve the problem of erosion. However, not all ways will work on all properties. That's why it's best to call in the experts. McGinty Bros. has experience with shore armament projects with a-jacks and rip rap installations. We also know how to use riffle construction effectively. Less invasive solutions include:
- brush mats
- coir fiber rolls
- deep-rooted native vegetation
- live stakes
- vegetated geo-grids
If soil erosion is a problem on your Barrington property, the best thing you can do is to contact us. We'll use our extensive experience and knowledge to your advantage.
Let's Talk Together About Your Natural Area Prairie Restoration Project!
Restoring a natural area can be complicated, but it doesn't have to be impossible. Let us take a look at your property in Barrington, Illinois. We will help you gather ideas for better management, and we'll come up with a plan that really works. Contact us to schedule a free evaluation of your natural area. There's no obligation. We're here to help you improve the ecological value of your land.