I've probably mentioned my wish to restore some of my mowed yard to natural state, partly as a gift to wildlife in this area and partly to create more buffer between my house and the busy county road. This Spring I roped off an area in my lower yard where some pine trees that I planted about 6 years ago have grown to be a nice size. So, for about 2 months, this area was not mowed. The grass was waist high, some wild flowers were showing up and the deer had been laying in the tall grass. Just what I had hoped for. I took down the rope and it looked fine to me. Then, last week, out of the blue, my lawn guy mows it all down. What? Two weeks in a row, he mowed all the tall grasses and around each of the trees. So, what was I to do. I decided to make it official, fence the area off, post my Natural Habitat sign and send a message to the mower guy and the neighbors as to what I was doing there.
So, you get the idea. Now it looks like something and once the grass gets long again, it won't be a mystery to the neighborhood as to why I quit mowing this area.
I have a bunch of wild flower seeds that I'll plant in this area in the Spring too.
Eventually, I'm hoping to restore this area to a more natural state.
Wish me luck.