Superintendent's Corner
Cultural Practices
Ecological Gardens
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Ecological Gardens

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A healthy ecological garden is a sanctuary for our garden friends. Consider taking steps
toward cultivating a symbiotic friendship with these creatures.

An example of this is shown in the Rose garden by creating an attractive place for our garden friends with a variety of plants. For example, Catmint is planted amongst the Roses to provide an attractive home for beneficial predator insects such as the Assassin Bug. Also, the Clubhouse Gardens have cultured toads as garden friends which can eat about 10,000 insects in three months. Another item on the toad’s menu is the escargot delicacies found in the pervading beauty of the Hosta.

As the season draws into fall, remember our garden friends. The lady bug, for example, seeks sanctuary in the fallen leaves. If one removes all of the fallen leaves this means they are also taken away. Placing composted mulch over gardens enriches the soil and benefits both perennial and annual flowers. Try to be creative in having natural appearing areas such as the Black Eye Susan perennial with ornamental grasses mixed in with the fallen leaves.

Tip: To find composted mulch, inquire into your local municipality to learn if offers it free for residents.