Grow your own organic vegetables

Use organic soil amendments

Make your own compost

Use natural pest control

Use natural disease control

Choose the correct watering system

Apply mulches

Use recycled materials in the garden

Grow seeds and plants suitable for your climate

Introduce beneficial predators to keep pests away

Use natural weed control




Would you like to know more about composting, you can download a quick guide and presentation on my web site. (under links)

Marc Landry - Organik Touch


thanks organik
im riting a report and that really saved me
ur link is very helpful


Back to Natives Restoration, a green non profit 501(c)3, designs native landscapes for homeowners and businesses
Some funding for our educational programs is acquired by designing locally native landscape plans for homeowners and businesses. Locally native plants are beautiful and attract butterflies and birds to your garden. We sell native plants and hold workshops to help you install your garden. We also consult with landscape architect design firms to develop locally native plant palettes for large scale projects.
We encourage and use only California Native plant species, using species as locally native as possible. We do not advocate or use hybrid stock or 'California Friendly" species as all non-native species have the possibility of becoming invasive under the correct circumstances. More on this here: Why non-natives are BAD!

Why hybrids are bad:
"Hybridization is a major cause of extinction worldwide because of translocations of organisms and habitat modifications by humans. Understanding the processes of hybridization and the different types of hybrids that are produced is important for developing effective conservation policies to deal with hybridization."

The problems with hybrids: setting conservation guidelines
pp. 613-622(10) Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Authors: Allendorf F.W.; Leary R.F.; Spruell P.; Wenburg J.K.

'Xero-Scaping' or xeriscaping is not just cactus and sand. If you live in the desert then maybe a good portion of your landscape should include the locally native cacti. However a commitment to xeriscaping is more than that, it is the reduction of water use and loss along with reduction of chemical fertilizer and herbicide uses. With over 1200 species and counting of native plant species in Orange County and over 5000 in California, choices are almost endless for that 'specific look' you are in search of! .

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