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, May 6, 2009

Groundcovers and Grasses

After a full year, the ground cover plugs are filling out and spreading - allowing for some digging and dividing to spread.
I also divided the Blue-eyed Grass.
My goal is to fill all planted areas with groundcover for water retention and weed suppression.
I often cut a plant into new plugs once it has spread and keep a keen eye to areas that can be used as fill elsewhere.