R.S. Walsh Landscaping Donates Native Grasses for Jordan Marsh Water Quality Treatment Park
R.S. Walsh Landscaping Donates Native Grasses for Jordan Marsh Water Quality Treatment Park
R.S. Walsh Landscaping and In The Garden have donated 600 native grasses to the City of Sanibel for installation in the Jordan Marsh Water Quality Treatment Park being established along Casa Ybel Road. These grasses will be planted along with other native and aquatic plants to help clean the water and improve the water quality and wildlife habitats in the Sanibel River basin.

“We are happy to donate these grasses to help with the water quality in and around Sanibel and Captiva Islands. It is also another opportunity to educate our clients on the use of rain gardens in their own landscapes to help clean their water before it enters the island water stream. We continue to look for ways to incorporate environmental stewardship on all the properties we design and install,” said Robert Walsh, owner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping and In The Garden.

As an example, R.S. Walsh recently designed and installed a landscape for the new Chase Bank on Sanibel located at Palm Ridge Road that contains 100% native trees, shrubs and groundcovers. This plant selection will help reduce any fertilizer and water requirements for their buffer plantings.

The primary goal of the Jordan Marsh Water Quality Treatment Park project is to improve water quality in the Sanibel Slough to help meet Florida water quality standards. Secondary goals of the project are to enhance existing wildlife habitat on the site, provide recreational opportunities, and educate visitors on the various best management practices used to improve water quality.

R.S. Walsh Landscaping is a family-owned and operated, full-service landscape design-build Company specializing in landscape design, installation, and maintenance. For more than 30 years, R.S. Walsh has been committed to superior workmanship, the highest standard of materials and the constant pursuit of excellence. R.S. Walsh In The Garden – Retail Garden Center & Outdoor Showroom is located at 3889 Sanibel Captiva Road, across from the Sanibel School, and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For more information call (239) 395-5859 or visit www.rswalsh.com.