A healthy landscape and plant community relies on certain insects and animals for pest management. PA designs plantings and habitat to achieve this goal in all our landscapes and farms.
The right sort of plant guild (community) will deal with most of your pest issues as long as your soil is healthy. Many kinds of insects are beneficial to a sustainable design. The kinds of plants that provide the best beneficial insect attractants are flowering perennials and reseeding annuals. Many of these plants are very beautiful and have multiple functions such as for cut flowers, food, and as medicine. We inter-plant these kinds of plants throughout the landscape to attract beneficials to all parts of the landscape.
By building habitat for frogs, lizards, snakes and salamanders an amazing amount of pest control can be achieved. A well placed pile of rocks, a log border or a small pond creates habitat, allowing these animals to work for the health of your landscape. PA uses many different techniques to provide homes to these important members of your landscape’s community.