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

Water and Drip Irrigation: cround covers

The next several photos are closeups and photos of various beds. Please note the use of groundcovers, many flowering, to layer and develop beds. Ground covers help maintain moisture, and discourage weeds!

Note: The blue star creeper above is rather aggressive.