Two examples of habits contrary to Nature
Yes to all this! The noise of lawnmowers is also a nuisance, especially to those of us with sensitive nervous systems. My husband and I are slowly shifting our yard from grass to vegetable garden, rock garden, and eventually clover instead of grass. Our city doesn’t allow meadow lawns because they’re considered too tall and the city will mow them down, so clover, with its flowers for the local bees, is our best option.
Great article, William! My wife and I are doing the same as Lia and her hubby. Only we live in a rural area, so we don't have the official bylaw officers threatening to chop down our back yard patch. Only the unofficial ones (the whiny neighbours with the gargantuan, immaculate lawns).
The best part is that the front lawn is mostly moss now, and much of the back yard is returning to native species, including edible berries (e.g. blue and black berries) and plants (e.g. juniper and bayberry). The wildlife love it now, too.
Great article! If you don't mind me asking, where can I find a source for the statistics?
But so far I failed to convince to the idea even my wild-nature-loving father. At 83, he feels embarrassed not having his wild lawn mowed. 😔
I'm convinced 👍....great read