I know some people spend a great deal of time and energy to have lush, park-like lawns. I can appreciate that.
I, however, am not one of those people. At our place, we would prefer to not have to mow, to not have to wage war against dandelions and clover and the multitude of unidentified weeds working hard to take over our lawn. We also appreciate native perennials, edibles, and other pretties that will make a better habitat for bees, butterflies, and birds.
With that in mind, yesterday we took our first steps in turning our front lawn into… not lawn. Soon we will be digging up more of our front lawn to plant goldenrod, purple prairie clover, lavender, strawberries, and a few different kinds of aster (good for late season forage for the bees). And that’s just the beginning!
Basically, everything this woman, Rosalind Creasy, has going on is just fine by me:
Next step: the backbreaking work of breaking sod. Oh, joy.