Benefits of Native Landscaping

Landscaping the edge of your property with plants, trees and shrubs can protect local waterways from stormwater pollution while adding privacy, visual interest, and year-round color!

Benefits of a shoreline buffer:

  • Add color and architectural interest to enhance your view and outdoor living space  
  • Promote privacy while maintaining waterfront access and views 
  • Reduce shoreline erosion 
  • Diffuse loud noises coming from other boats on the water
  • Address drainage and soggy spots
  • Attract butterflies and birds
  • Protect Lake Stevens from problematic algal blooms