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Grass too long? Don't fancy mowing it all? Just cut a path instead.
Many conversations up and down the country have the same theme, "the weather," and "my lawn is too wet to mow, so now my grass is really long."
Many people find lawn mowing a bit of a chore, something that has to be done, instead of enjoyed.
There are alternative options to having a lawn, such as replacing it with a hard standing surface, enlarging shrub beds to reduce the size of the lawn, digging out a pond, or just planting a few trees.
All of these options, however, require a fair amount of effort to achieve, and you may find you actually preferred having a lawn after all, but by then it's too late to change back, unless you want even more work.
One easy way to reduce your mowing requirements and change the appearance of your lawn is to just mow a pathway. The pathway can be straight or curved; a route around your garden, or just a direct line from point A to point B. The image on the right (click for greater detail) gives you an idea of how a simple mown path can transform a lawn that was previously mown on a regular basis.
Unless you have a perfect weed free lawn, you will find flower heads of weeds such as Daisy, Buttercup, and Dandelion will appear which in turn will attract some wildlife into your garden, such as bees. To enhance the appearance of your unmown lawn further you could incorporate some wildflowers or cornflowers, and if you find you don't like it and want to revert it back to a manicured lawn, all you have to do is mow it and resume normal service.
Visit the 4scapes shop for wildflower seed mixes to transform your lawn into a wildflower haven.