Sample Landscape Plan for a Coastal Bank

Find landscaping options for controlling coastal erosion and preventing storm damage—provided by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) StormSmart Coasts Program.

By creating a native buffer of plants between your house and the shore, you can reduce lawn area, conserve water, reduce the use of fertilizers and pesticides, filter sediments and pollutants, stabilize soils, and help preserve wildlife values.

The Sample Landscape Plan for a Coastal Bank (PDF, 916 KB) provides a sketched landscape plan along with a landscape profile showing the coastal bank viewed from the water, as well as a plant list with the species used.

Images of Coastal Bank Landscape Plan and Landcape Profile

Sample Coastal Bank Landscape Plan (left) and Landscape Profile (right)

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