We don’t mow, or more to the point, we very rarely mow. We don’t mow because we have a lot of wildlife and they like a natural environment and usually, so do I. But, twice annually, we mow, cut, and clip. If we don’t, we get so overgrown, it becomes impossible to cut back later in the season. We also need to keep the tick population in check. Ticks love tall grass.
We also hoped we might be able to breathe a little better if we cleared away some of the grasses that are currently covering everything in green pollen.
It was time to do some mowing and cutting. We had dozens of baby trees lining the driveway. We need to keep that space open along the driveway so we can turn the cars. We also need to keep it open because in winter when we plow, snow has to go somewhere. If we didn’t cut them down now while they are small, they’d be too thick to clip with the hedge shears.
Between the flower boxes on the deck and the wildflowers in the gardens and around the steps, we have a lot of flowers. I didn’t have time to process all the pictures, so there is more to come. Tomorrow is another day.