BigBill said:The weeds will out compete the grass. Most plants that we consider to be weeds in our lawns are faster growing then grass. I think of crabgrass as an example.
It loves a broader range of temperature, can withstand dry conditions, loves to be walked on, takes any type of light and you think that by keeping the lawn unmowed that somehow the weeds will be held in check! ? Good luck with that theory.
RpR said:Unless you are going to go out and snip flowers and seeds by hand, the weeds or weedy grasses will drop seeds.
Bonehead said:I like the look of dandelions blooming, especially in the fields. It's a sign for me that it's time to get the spuds in the ground.
Weeds will easily outcompete the grass when it is cut too short. But a good cover of 3" high grass will generally shade out most weed seeds.
porkpal said:I am so glad that I don't really have a lawn. I just mow whatever grows in front of the house and it looks fairly tidy - for a few days anyway. I also live on a farm. Lawns sound like way too much work.