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If You Mow Your Lawn

People who mow their lawns to be neat and tidy and short miss the pleasure of bronze colored seed heads.

grass become mature

4 comments to If You Mow Your Lawn

  • Anonymous

    However, we can walk through our lawns without picking up ticks :p (coming from a grown boy who, because of this picture, is now missing his childhood home in the boondocks. Thank you).

  • Tom

    Talk by Derrick Jensen “promo-ing” his book Endgame (1hr 21 min)
    well worth the time

  • Bill

    I’m a huge fan of grass.

    With 20 acres of horse pasture to maintain, I waste no time or effort on our lawn…so it ends up looking pretty much as pictured above. My pastures, however, are a glory, looking like a golf course. This is not a matter of sinful pride, but rather good agricultural practice. The nutritional value of grass begins to drop precipitously as it begins to set seed, and regular mowing prevents that, keeping our horses fat and happy. Also, horses eat grass but avoid broadleaf weeds, so one mows regularly to keep the nutritionally worthless weeds at bay.

    All our horse poop gets composted into black gold, then spread on the pastures, keeping them growing like topsy.

    It has been claimed that five acres of well-maintained productive pasture sequesters as much CO2 into the soil in a year as is released by burning 1,000 gallons of gasoline.

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