So, neither of us are big fans of lawns. The cost to keep it watered, especially for us using city water, to keep it fertilized, and even to keep the weeds out are insanely high, not to mention largely harmful to the environment as a whole. As a result, we have largely let our front yard get taken over by native wildflowers, as well as planting other plants throughout it like chaya and sweet potato. The back yard, on the other hand, is a completely different story. We took out all of the grass and started a little farm. Let’s take a look at how it used to be and what it looks like now!
Quick note: we operate two plots of land, this is just a look at the one in our own back yard. I would hope I could convince more people to try this out, even if they don’t tear out all of their grass. We’re lucky enough to live in Florida, and if you do as well you can harvest vegetables on your land all year long. It’s great!
We’ve been harvesting off of these beds now for a few weeks. Certainly a better use of our land than keeping grass! They’re extra delicious when they’re locally grown, too, and it doesn’t get any more local than this!