New Buffalo , Michigan
Founded in 1834 by Captain Whittaker, New Buffalo was named for the Captain's hometown of Buffalo, New York. The harbor for which it was founded is subject to shifting sands due to the prevailing winds across Lake Michigan. Were it not for that fact, New Buffalo might well have superseded Chicago as the main port for the Midwest.
The Michigan Dunes and surrounding terrain comprise a fragile eco-system. Using an inspired design, incorporating the best of this area's native plants, The Country Gardener will help you to achieve a beautiful low -maintenance garden.
Wildlife is abundant here. From deer to raccoons, birds to butterflies, all are interesting and entertaining to see and all will flock to your garden for one reason or another. Professional designers and Master Gardeners can keep wildlife a joy to behold instead of a nuisance by incorporating non-edible plantings and deterring fertilizers to prevent nibbling, or delectable berries and enticing blooms to encourage winged friends for watching.
Strong winds and storms are intensified by the proximity of the lake and continuously shift the sandy soil. Professional landscaping techniques such as terracing can be implemented to combat erosion, effectively keeping your gardens in place.