Natural Systems Are Complex, But Creating An Ecosystem-Based Garden Doesn’t Have To Be

Posted on Apr 5, 2017

ecogarden

design patterned after naturally occurring plant communities

In nature, everything is connected. When we unzip nature to use isolated solutions to our gardening problems we override the many dynamic associations that are interwoven throughout healthy natural systems.

Designing and managing an ecologically strong garden requires us to appreciate naturally occurring plant communities and understand how to care for the overall health of the garden.

Our efforts to manage water, make good plant choices, and increase the diversity of living organisms in and above the soil, zips everything back together again to create a garden that is healthy and vibrant as well as drought-tolerant and disease and pest-resistant.  The result is dynamic, resilient landscapes that thrive with a minimum of care.