Earth System means designing like Nature to produce healthy plants. This concept has been called: Permaculture, Mimicry(nature), Cradle to Cradle, Closed Loop. Basically, the Earth has its own system connected to the universe for thousands of years. We should work with the Earth and Universe. How would nature grow local plants–Naturally, before humans arrogantly attempted to out do nature with big ideas and chemicals.
The Earth uses what is available naturally and mixes it with Water, Air, and Fire(Sun). The Earth creates a lasagna layered Sheet Mulch compost system. There are an abundance of organic materials found in nature, when recycled, they help to create nutrient dense soil.
Sheet Mulching can be used in establishing landscape, or to enrich existing plantings. In both cases, mulch is applied to bare soil or on top of cut or flattened weeds and grass.
Sheet Mulch can:
- Suppress weed growth
- Reduce labor and maintenance costs: weeds are composted in place
- Improve nutrient and water retention in the soil
- Encourage favorable soil microbial activity and worms
- Enhance soil structure
- Improve plant vigor and health, often leading to improved resistance to pests and diseases