In his pdc videos, Geoff Lawton talks about some banana circles he built that filled with water and overflowed. He dumped in mulch like normal and just kept digging more connected banana circles as they overflowed. Finally, when he reached the lower boundary of the property, he put in a swale to direct the flow back into the main stream. More water is an asset, not a liability. Maybe this can remain a tiny water feature instead of a mulch pit. A water ecosystem is very active.
Earthworks are the skeleton; the plants and animals flesh out the design.
Here’s good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee. – Martin H. Fischer
Ponds are very good for attracting all sorts of wildlife, you can help the wildlife by collecting plants from neighboring ponds. It will bring in insect eggs on the leaves, and smaller creatures that create a healthy stable ecosystem, frogs will come and stay, they smell water from long away and lay eggs , the young will take care of mosquitos. All sorts of birds and flying insects will come and have a drink or a bite. It's the best thing one can do to increase bio diversity in a system.The more diverse, the more shockproof.
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