New to permaculture? Start here.

What’s it like to fairly take care of people and the earth? It’s a concept called permaculture, and it can provide a guiding spirit to the creation and tending of your landscape.

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Permaculture begins by approaching a yard based on zones.

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To create a yard that’s sensitive to both people and the earth, you also need to focus on crop rotation. Planting the same plant again and again in the same place destroys the soil and may lead to infestation of weeds and pests. In order to rotate your plants, you also need to know what plants go together in the same families—cucumbers and squash for example.

crop-rotation-003These graphics give you a great introduction to what permaculture is and how to begin practicing it for a more beautiful, eco-conscious yard.

 

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