Which garden or space are you describing?
How large is your yard?
Are there areas with bare ground and very few plants?
Are there areas with sandy loamy soil?
Are there low traffic areas where the soil is not turned over, tilled or plowed?
Are there areas dead wood, brush piles or snags present?
Are there areas with pithy twigs (elderberry, cane fruit, sumac, etc…)?
Do you have native bunchgrasses?
Several areas or one large area.