What is Naturescaping?

Naturescaping is a landscape design method using native plants to create wildlife habitat gardens.

In order to do this, we need to research what our ecoregions looked like before they were excavated for development and farming. Naturescaping is the concept of emulating to the best of our ability the natural environment for that ecoregion.

For example, an ecoregion that was once a forested area will have different layers of succession: large trees, smaller understory trees, shrubs, grasses, and ground covers. Each layer of succession is important for wildlife. The birds will forage for food from insects under decaying logs, berries from shrubs, and then nest in the canopy of trees.

The most fundamental reason for naturescaping is that all life is connected to the biodiversity of our natural habitats. Naturecaping is a way for the urban environment to find a balance with nature, which is so vital to the preservation of life on Earth.