On the to-do list:
1. Haul rocks to better define the creek that was created to handle run-off water.A few of the benefits of this kind of garden:
2. Pull decomposed mulch into beds and add fresh mulch.
3. Expand the garden area to double its current size.
4. Possibly create a second, slightly larger pond.
1. Native species supply food to birds and wildlife.When we moved into deCleyre the first thing we did was remove the grass lawn in the front yard. It was gone by the end of the second summer. I doubt I'll be able to accomplish that here in Missouri but every bit covered by mulch and garden is a reduction of mowing and oil consumed.
2. Native species require little to no watering once established.
3. No fertilizers needed.
4. No lawn mowing needed!