Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Planning and design: post your goals!

Bob helped me hang my "Pesticide Free" and "NWF Habitat" signs yesterday. My garden goals include maintaining a pesticide free area for my children and wildlife, and encouraging interaction with wildlife by establishing native areas within the suburbs.