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user-inactivated  ·  418 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Uncovering the Seeds of a Post-Lawn Future

. . . I love this guy. Thank hoh for showing him to me.

From the comments, a useful tip . . .

    Cardboard boxes, flattened & rocks on top helped us to kill a section of lawn without using chemicals. After the grass was dead we rented a sod cutter, flipped the sod, then planted native wildflowers. Now it's a beautiful butterfly garden & I take lots of photos of the beautiful butterflies! Love the video, thanks!!

ilex  ·  418 days ago  ·  link  ·  

He's so good, and you'll pick up a half decent botany education if you watch enough! It'll change how nature looks -- my wife has extensive training in botany, and after a few walks through the woods now all these little details show up that I would have missed beforehand. (Also I have a newfound hatred for honeysuckle since it is an invasive species out here.)

Dala  ·  417 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks to this comment, I was just thinking "where is honeysuckle native to anyway?" and just learned that there are about a million types of it, and those cool trumpet flowers I see sometimes are, in fact, a native type of honeysuckle that grows here.

ilex  ·  417 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh, excellent!