butterflydreaming: "Cris", in blocks with a blinking cat (Default)
[personal profile] butterflydreaming
Grass lawns are a stupid gardening choice.

Grass lawns

Date: 2017-05-31 06:15 pm (UTC)
erisreg: (Default)
From: [personal profile] erisreg
heh did you have to mow recently?

grass is chosen as a erosion prevention, and it can be kept in contoll with mowing,..

i have 20 acres, not something i would cherish weeding by hand,..

chickens or four legged beasties

Date: 2017-05-31 06:35 pm (UTC)
erisreg: (Default)
From: [personal profile] erisreg
no, the fields were here when i got the place,

i mow it to make it easier for the owls, hawks, etc. to hunt mice

i have planted a lot of clover, my front lawn is mostly that, it's good for the soil,.. the fields were neglected and were in sad shape, lots of scrub and crap grass/weeds,. now it's pretty good,..

Roomba for lawns

Date: 2017-05-31 08:25 pm (UTC)
erisreg: (Default)
From: [personal profile] erisreg
hah,.. i have a friend who keeps talking about building one,.. i don't know who would be the most disappointed him finding it gutted in the field or the coyote that went to all the work of killing it to find nothing good to eat inside,..:)

i parcel it out,.. in the spring when everything grows like mad i mow a chunk daily.. in the summer/fall it's about twice weekly,.. i have a rider for the actual lawns even though there is a lot of push mowing weed whacking,. and i have a tractor for the big open fields,.. it is a time sync but it's just part of maintaining the land,..

it gets easier the better the grass/clover gets

Re: Bingo

Date: 2017-06-01 07:28 am (UTC)
ivy: Two strands of ivy against a red wall (Default)
From: [personal profile] ivy
Clover is a wonderful nitrogen fixer, too, IIRC. Sympathy on grass.

Date: 2017-05-31 09:26 pm (UTC)
smalldeer: ([bernard black] rejection)
From: [personal profile] smalldeer
Honestly, I agree... can't we replace commercial flat green grass lawns with meadows that have wildflowers in them? Easier, prettier, more fun, less stagnant, and better for the environment. And less work! And Yet... We must look like our neighbours apparently? shrugggggg

Date: 2017-06-02 01:28 am (UTC)
igenlode: The pirate sloop 'Horizon' from "Treasures of the Indies" (Default)
From: [personal profile] igenlode
Pigeon heaven...

Date: 2017-05-31 10:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] buhrger
preach it!

Date: 2017-06-07 03:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] adventurat
Word!

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