Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Lawn

It always amazes how much mowing the lawn civilizes the place. We have way too much area that we mow. Too much in time and fuel, but here mowing the lawn is our best defense against the jungle. If we don't mow the Himalaya blackberries and wild Nootka rose come right back in. Both of these plants can grow to 10 feet high and have big thorns. When we first moved here over 25 years ago the area around the house was all rose bushes and blackberries. It has taken a lot of work to beat them back and the lawn mower is our best weapon. And besides it looks so beautiful when it is mowed.

1 comment:

  1. I do agree Margaret - I read articles on wild gardens and wild flower lawns but when the chips are down Iknow that even if the garden is weedy, if the lawn is mown then the place looks tidy. Love your peaceful header.