What is the principle of ecology #1 and some examples of it?
Principle 1.Landscape management is the management of competition between desirable (turfgrass, trees, flowers, beneficial microbes, etc.) and undesirable (weeds, pathogens, pests, etc.) organisms. In other words, a properly designed and managed landscape will favor the plants you want, while penalizing those you don’t. Examples:Design/Installation-Only the plants you select become part of the ecosystem; proper soil preparation favors beneficial fungiMowing-Favors turfgrass; penalizes young woody plants and weedsMulching-Prevents weed seeds from germinating and competing with desired plants. -Reduces soil moisture loss and drought stress; -Decomposing organic residues promote improved aggregate stability, beneficial macro- and micro-organisms.Drip irrigation-In arid climates, permits only desired plants to be watered.