Gardening with nature can be an exciting and rewarding experience. When choosing a design, studying the natural environment and it's condition is very important. Is it a sunny area or a shaded forest, is the area wet, dry or well drained. The existing condition is a very important part of the design.
Once you have studied the areas soil and light conditions, you will need to find out what types of plants will thrive in that particular environment, preferably native plants. This can easily be done by studying the surrounding areas that are most similar to the environment you have. Plants that are growing naturally and doing well in a similar ecosystem will most likely do well in yours and with little or even no care.
When studying the plant life that is doing well naturally in your environment, also watch for what plants are growing together. nature has it's own methods of companion planting. These plants can be growing together for a reason, like pest control, shading or even nutrient contribution. Study the natural landscape and learn from nature. Plant life in the wild normally grows in layers, ground cover being the lowest to taller plants and then to the tree canopies that shade. These layers are there for a reason and provide a natural environment for a variety of wildlife.
This wildlife can be a very beneficial part of the landscape, nature has it's own method of balancing the ecosystem. Trying to prevent the wildlife from being a part of this natural environment can sometimes do more harm than good. Take the time to study what is going on around you and work with nature, not against it. There are many insects that are needed in a garden to control the ones that will cause damage, not all insects are bad. Studying and learning what insects look like at every form of there life cycle is a very important part of pest control in an organic garden, along with growing a strong healthy plant that can defend it's self against disease and pest problems.
Working with the natural environment in your area can have many benefits that only nature can provide. Keeping a natural cycle going by natural organic practices in your yard and gardens is simple to do. Nature doesn't use chemicals, so why should we. Grow green and prevent the harm that chemicals have on the environment, it is a healthy way of gardening.
A environment friendly and healthy way of gardening. Organic Gardening is away of gardening in harmony with nature. Growing a healthy and productive crop in a way that is healthier for both you and the environment.