What is an Ecology Garden?
Ecological gardening is about gardening with nature, not against it. This means using organic gardening techniques, rather than using pesticides, herbicides, or artificial fertilizers. Techniques include:
Enriching the soil by using natural soil amendments such as compost, manure and mulch.
Growing native plants and other hardy species that eliminate the need for chemicals and extensive watering
Companion planting (arranging plants so that they benefit from the properties of the plants adjacent to them.)
Growing plants that provide food, shelter and habitat for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife which play a part in maintaining a healthy, natural environment.
The yield from an organic garden is, therefore, natural and healthy.