Traditional vs. Organic Land Care
One of the main principles of organic gardening is to promote biodiversity and ecosystems within your own personal space. Sounds great, but how is it different from traditional lawn and garden care?
|Traditional Land Care||Organic Land Care|
|Product based systems||Mimics natural systems|
|Focus on plant, flower and fruit production||Builds/preserves healthy soils — which in turn produces healthy plants|
|Restricts natural diversity||Increases biodiversity|
|Synthetic or natural fertilizers and pesticides with or without prescription||Prescribed natural supplements (No GMOs)|
|Reactive — but can be preventative||Proactive|
|Easy application — read/follow instructions||Requires basic understanding of applicable sciences|
|Maintained through non-renewable resources||Sustainable through locally available natural resources|
|Focus on immediate results||Focus on long-term results|
Although not all-encompassing the comparison above should give you something to think about. Both will achieve a similar visual result — a beautiful landscape. The question is: how does your garden grow?
What Gardens Are can do
- Meet with you to prepare a customized lawn and landscape plan
- Design and install a sustainable low-maintenance landscape
- Provide organic land care for your property