We are out in the country and a half mile back from the road so what our "lawn" looks like is quite up to us. I get a giggle when my husband obsesses once in a while that the "grass is getting too long". I am usually compelled to point out, "Who gives a flying F___? No one can see it!".
I'm feeling discouraged though after seeing the various battles with burdock. I am going to tackle those this weekend by way of taking a break from pulling up garlic mustard
- that shit is EVERYwhere! Since we have a couple of shelties & numerous cats, I tire of pulling the burrs out of coats. And with the dogs, it can be a while before I find them; by which point, the burrs are tightly tangled into the coat. My dogs can look rather patchy by mid-summer because I just cut 'em out rather than tug on a comb. However, it sounds like serious digging is what I will have to do to get at the burdock roots. I'm guessing from reading this post that they won't pull up easily like the garlic mustard. And of course the garlic mustard only pulls up easily from damp ground. Once the ground dries out, the stems snap off from the root right at ground level.
I need to keep reminding myself, "I don't like yard work, I don't like yard work". Have no idea why I've gotten into fighting with garlic mustard & burdock this year