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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Soil Building and Mulch: sheet mulching

Look who got a gingko bilboa 'autumn gold' !!!

The first big step in converting the "dead strip" or parking strip into a planted area was to select a tree. We called urban forestry for the planting approval and the rest of the fall and winter will be spent amending the soil in the area.
Everywhere you look - we are making more lasagna beds! Some people call this sheet composting.