My lawn is a hodge-podge of different grasses and plants. No one can accuse me not encouraging diversity. I like to see the different wildflowers growing in the lawn. When I am mowing and come across a batch of wildflowers I mow around them rather than over them. That’s exactly what I did with this clump of daisies. I recognized the foliage, and allowed them to mature. I do the same with the forget-me-nots and a small purple flower use name escapes me. By allowing these plants to mature, they re-seed, and come up again next year.
Once they flower, I give them enough time to form the seeds, then I mow over them when the plant starts to decline. I usually get the pleasure of a few weeks of unexpected flowers in the lawn before they start to turn ratty, and the bees and other insects enjoy having them around too.
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