Victor Johanson wrote:You might consider letting at least some of that grass go ahead and start turning to jungle. I have noticed that active succession seems to powerfully galvanize natural life. As change accelerates, a dynamism arises that's absent once terminal succession sets in, and the stasis associated with artificial maintenance of any particular stage (especially an early one) promotes sterility. The equilibrium found in climax communities seems to entail less energy flow than the transformational processes in operation during succession. Some of the most vibrant and amazing places are disturbed sites in process of healing. So unless you have fascistic regulations forbidding you from allowing nature to function the way it does, let it be fruitful and multiply unmolested. The birds, insects, and soil will thank you. And your kids will discover incredible things going on between the other inhabitants of the land.