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Thu May 12, 2016, 06:15 PM

27. I got rid of my lawn altogether

a couple of years ago, and planted shrubs, flowers and fruit trees on my small city lot. Most of the plants are native, which tend to attract more pollinators. I pull weeds that are actual weeds (nettles, etc.) or suppress them with mulch, but everything else that has a flower gets to stay. I planted lots of Monarda (bee balm), coneflowers, echinacia, and other colorful native flowers. The wild ginger has spread enough to make a good ground cover.

One of my next door neighbors hates my yard because it doesn't look like a golf course, and on several occasions has called the city to complain that I was harboring poison ivy, which I was not, but his complaints provided me with a chance to give the inspector a botany lesson.

It's nice not to have to mow.

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