giving some of my dead zone back to partial wildness
About 3 years ago I stopped mowing about one-half acre of my yard. My only chore has been to pull up all saplings,and trim down the goldenrod. It has not been an unpleasant task. What I'm left with is an area that attracts wildlife,some native plants,and has turned out to be a mecca for crickets, who serenade me for free.My purpose in this post is just to emphasize that one can be happy without being OCD about consensus requirements regarding "meadows." If the area is small enough you can prevent it from reverting to a forest, without labor intensive efforts,and it sure beats the "dead zone" of a lawn.It's lazy and I love it.