|original photo by Linda Peterson|
Both! Our landscape is natures habitat and we need to consider the health of all creatures in our control.
Please do not use any pesticides! Beautiful song birds and beneficial honey bees can be killed. Consider the food chain before you bait for mice and rats. If a mouse or rat have been poisoned by you, they will in turn poison the owl, hawk or crow that eats them.
Did you know that if you plan your garden design using native plant species the creatures will live in balance with each other? And you'll need to use less water!
Check these out: Restoring The Landscape, Gardener Susan, & Sustainable Garden
Search for help in your area using key words as "Sustainable", "Organic" and "Native".