Why don’t we let Darwin decide what grows in our yards?

I have these little “weeds” that pretty much are my lawn.  But they are softer than the “grass” (as some people call St. Augustine, a common lawn covering here is South Texas).  The little “weeds” are more green, and much more lush than the “grass”.

But we consider them weeds, even if the over-all experience with them is more positive than “grass”.  Why?  This little weed with the spade shaped leaves grows about an inch a week, when it’s raining.  It’s a very pretty green, and soft to the touch.  It’s much hardier than the grass that is is slowly replacing.

So why fight Darwin?  I like the weed better than the grass.  So I am going with the weeds, simply because it doesn’t demand as much of my help to keep it alive, and dominant.  And it doesn’t need as much water.  Water is the new black here in South Texas, (and in much of the rest of the world).

Darwin makes sense – we shouldn’t interfere with his theory.

People driving by probably won’t know it’s not grass.  Anyone else is probably too close to my house for my comfort anyway 🙂

If you are one of my neighbors, and you don’t like it, I’m sorry.  But hey, as long as we are talking about it, one of you never mows your lawn.  One of you hasn’t responded to a “good morning” from me since I moved in 4 years ago.  And across the street – yeah, you – you preach to me.  I don’t like it.

OK, so I don’t feel so bad about my lawn decisions now.  If I misjudged things then I’ll trust Darwin to take care of it…