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  • Writer's pictureMari Stuart

What Is Ecological Landscaping?

At Gardens of Eatin', we're focused on holistic ecosystem design. We are ecological landscape designers, and we pride ourselves on our ability to create sustainable and aesthetic outdoor spaces. Our installations and designs aren't just for looks, though—they're productive. Today, we're going to answer the question: what is ecological landscaping?

If you've been looking to build or create a sustainable and productive ecosystem, we can help. Read on to learn more about ecological landscaping.

What Is Ecological Landscaping?

Ecological landscaping is an umbrella term of sorts that describes a broad range of landscaping possibilities. In general, ecological landscaping is a way of designing, installing, and maintaining an outdoor space. The thing that separates ecological landscaping from traditional landscaping is the fact that it is productive, enhances the environment, and benefits life around it. Traditional landscaping is just that, landscaping. Trimmed bushes, mulch beds, and pine straw don't add any function to the environment.

Through the use of native plants, pollinator favorites, ponds, stones, and productive plants, the landscape will be enhanced. Benefits of ecological landscaping include but aren't limited to reduced soil erosion, biodiversity promotion, and resource conservation. The issue with traditional landscaping is that it calls for the destruction of the natural ecosystem and the introduction of non-native species that can sometimes be invasive. Ecological landscape designs help promote a natural and healthy floral ecosystem that you won't get from traditional designs. Also, it doesn't hurt to have the ability to harvest fresh foods from your landscaping. Herbs, fruits, veggies, and more make for beautiful and productive additions.

What Are Ecological Landscapers?

As ecological landscapers, we are focused on thinking of the environment as a whole. If done properly, ecological landscaping will help local life thrive and grow. Our designs seamlessly mesh with the existing ecosystems. This not only is good for the environment, but it will make your home's landscaping look more intentional and natural.

With our head landscaper, Anna Timmerman's, knowledge and expertise, we are able to preserve biodiversity, promote native wildlife, cut back on pesticide use, and prevent soil erosion. Take the plants, for example. Plants like lavender drive insects away, so you can plant these lovely-smelling herbs next to your tasty tomato plants to act as a natural pesticide. It's this deep-rooted knowledge of the natural world and our surroundings that helps Gardens of Eatin' curate the best for your space. Ecological landscapers are holistic designers of the natural environment at your home.

Call Gardens Of Eatin' Today

Now you know what ecological landscaping is. If you're looking to overhaul the landscaping at your home or homestead, we would love to help! Our ecological landscape designers will take your landscaping to the next level—with the environment in mind.

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