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For inexperienced property managers, hiring a company to do an assessment of your landscapes can help identify the type of area with which you are working. If you plan to do some of your own landscaping, start small by adding mulch to your landscaped area.
Mulching is very effective for an organic landscape. A layer of four to six inches of mulch, using materials such as wood chips, gravel, leaves, or compost, helps retain moisture and reduce weeds, minimizing maintenance demand and the need for irrigation.
Adding compost is another important first step. You can make compost tea from organic matter, such as leaves and grass clippings soaked in water, to provide plants with essential nutrients. Compost tea also has a quality that actually defends the plant from pests, so it's even more effective at pushing away pest problems.
Regardless of the materials you use in your landscapes, irrigation is critical. However, you can implement water-conservation methods to align with your environmentally conscious landscaping goals. For example, the use of rain barrels is a low-cost system that avoids having to tap into the municipal water system for irrigation. You also can capture storm water by installing a vegetative roof. Lastly, a directed drip-irrigation system uses only the necessary amount of water when you irrigate your landscapes, eliminating waste.
Consider the following plant types for the areas around your properties:
Creating a diverse landscape also is an important part of organic landscaping, so consider mixing the types of plants, shrubs and trees. For an organic landscape to thrive, make it as close to a natural habitat as possible. This natural approach will bring in many different species of wildlife and insects that are essential to a functional organic landscape, keeping pests and weeds from getting out of hand. The more that you can transition your landscaping site so that it takes on its own responsibility and its own functions, the less weight on your shoulders.