Rethinking lawns

Lawns are being rethought. People are planting meadows or strips of meadow, for bees and insects. They need corridors and it helps with plant diversity and the health of the earth. A lawn with pesticides has a huge issue of a depauperate fauna, that it is just one sort of grass. The pesticides will kill insects as well as “weeds”. We have to redefine “weeds” and value the diversity of meadows and wild places and insects. I am hoping that my lawn will be taken over by thyme and oregano and parsley, all of which are spreading in my yard. Half of my yard has been wild and unmown since 2007 and the local deer and birds love it. Plant a meadow or let part of your yard go wild! We need the diversity.

The photograph is from the wild part of my yard in August 2022.

For the Ragtag Daily Prompt depauperate.

5 thoughts on “Rethinking lawns

  1. I’m all about this. This spring MORE meadow is going into my front yard. I experimented last summer and it was great.

  2. Great idea, Katherine. All those things you mentioned didn’t sound like weeds to me.

    • drkottaway says:

      Right now I have dandelions and there is a little grass. I think dandelions and herbs would be a fine yard.

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