Shoreline Protection

Your lakeside landscape is an investment–and like any investment, it needs to be properly protected. Good shoreline protection prevents erosion from high water, wave activity, and boat traffic, while also looking attractive and offering environmental benefits. We handle all the permitting with the appropriate agencies and use a variety of materials to meet the specific needs of each site, often working throughout the winter to ensure your shoreline is ready for summer fun.

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Shoreline protection and patio at sunset
Shoreline Protection fun times boulder wall on Lake Michigan

Organic Shorelines

Shoreline protection practices have evolved throughout the years, reflecting the current research on good shoreline practices. Seawalls are making way for more nature-inspired approaches that offer a stable foundation, aesthetic appeal, and environmental benefits. At Drost, we design and build organic shorelines, which are a combination of hardscaping and plantings that work together to protect the landscape. We take into account the energy action on the shoreline (from waves, ice buildup, etc.) and add hardscape materials as appropriate. A variety of plantings with different root structures help to further stabilize the soil, growing stronger over time. This combination of hardscaping and plantings creates an attractive view, protects the landscape from the devastating effects of erosion, and provides some habitat for beneficial wildlife while discouraging landscape pests like geese from taking over the nearby yard.

Shoreline Protection native plants
Shoreline Protection stone wall on Lake Michigan
Shoreline preservation with boulders and plants
Shoreline protection boat ramp rocks
Shoreline protection narrow

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Thank you for your interest in Drost Shoreline Protection. We would love to talk with you about your landscape’s needs and provide you with a customized proposal.

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