Earth First Gardening Organic Approach
- (IPM) Integrated Pest Management: We work with property owners to reduce the activity and reproduction of pests, deterring them from plants, removing them, and if needed, applying safe pesticides, while improving conditions for plants and overall plant health. The healthier your trees and plants are, IPM can include many different tools and techniques, including the introduction of predatory insects, applying natural products and traps for pests.
- Organic gardening: We do not use and will not apply any chemical and synthetic fertilizers, and encourage clients to increase their organic gardening practices and knowledge.
- Soil First: Soil is the most important part of your garden. Without healthy soil, your trees, plants and flowers will not be able to grow to their potential. With every garden we work with the soil first. We encourage everyone to have their soil tested, share resources, and educationion on the importance of soil health.
- Native Plants & Trees: We always encourage the planting of native plants and trees, and removal of invasive plants and trees. We want people to be educated about the importance of the replanting of native plants in the Chicago land area and creating natural habitats. From reducing flooding and helping with watershed problems, to supporting pollinators, we believe native plants are a good investment for your property and the earth.
*Organic Horticulture Organic horticulture is the science and art of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants by following the essential principles of organic agriculture in soil building and conservation, pest management, and heirloom variety preservation.