Cedar Rapids Area: (319) 366-7822
Iowa City Area: (319) 354-3108
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Natural Landscape Ecosystems

At Quality Care, we not only value the beauty of a manicured lawn and landscape, but appreciate the ecosystem benefits and aesthetics that our natural landscapes and native species have to offer. We provide a wide range of services that focus on these ecosystems.

 

Maintenance:

Whether it be an established prairie/wetland, or a new planting in its infancy, our natural systems require maintenance to keep them in their optimal form.  We provide various maintenance activities to maintain and improve the integrity of Natural Areas. Services include:

  • Rough cut mowing
  • Targeted herbicide application to remove invasive species
  • Tree/Shrub removal
  • Timber stand improvement
  • Prescribe Fire

Installations:

In addition to maintaining Natural Areas, we also specialize in the installation of natural features such as:

  • Native Landscape Design/Installation
  • Prairie & Wetland Planting/Seeding
  • Bioswale/Biocell Design/Installation
  • Raingarden Design/Installation

 

Cost Sharing Programs

Many municipalities are now offering cost-share programs to assist in funding the installation of some of the above landscape features. To learn more about Best Management Practices, funding, and the application process, please follow the link for your city listed below:

City of Iowa City:

https://www.icgov.org/city-government/departments-and-divisions/public-works/engineering/stormwater-management-0

City of Coralville:

http://www.coralville.org/121/Stormwater-Management-Funds

City of North Liberty:

http://northlibertyiowa.org/community/storm-water-management/

City of Cedar Rapids:

http://www.cedar-rapids.org/local_government/departments_g_-_v/public_works/stormwater_best_management_practices_cost-share_program.php