A healthy wildlife garden has about a gazillion life forms in it, and you will never see most of them — just their effects. I am speaking of the trillions and trillions of soil microbes that are needed for good growth in any garden.
Microbes are not “germs!” Microbes are simply microscopic life. And microbes are myriad —in both shear numbers and variety of species. Technically there are five kingdoms of organisms on Earth: bacteria, algae, fungi, plants, and animals. Every kingdom has a whole suite of microbes. And every microbe has an important, even momentous, role to play.