- placing emphasis on trees, shrubs, perennials, and self-seeding annuals,
- planting thickly and using ground covers to shade soil and suppress weeds,
- utilizing nitrogen-fixing and nutrient-accumulating plants, chop-and-drop techniques, and returning wastes to the land to create healthy soil rather than applying fertilizer,
- planting a diverse array of plants that attract beneficial insects to pollinate the fruit crops and keep pest populations from exploding and causing damage,
- utilizing several ground-shaping techniques to keep rain water on the site, and
- designing for placement of plants to create micro-climates and windbreaks.
Sometimes you need a visual…
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