Why is it so hard to have a well maintained lawn?



Weeds can easily grow, while the kentucky blue grass or any grass seeds can be very difficult to maintain, and need fertilizers et al. every year. Why?

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Survival, weeds are better at living and reproducing with less resources. Grasses can be maintained fairly easily as long as conditions are ideal for them to thrive and become thick enough to naturally block out weeds.

The Bible suggests that weeds are a result of sin entering the world.

“thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field.”

‭‭- Genesis‬ ‭3:18‬

The term “weed” only means unwanted plants. In reality, the plants that compete the best will be the plants that grow. Many “weeds” are hardy, resistant, and fast growing so they outcompete the “wanted” plants. The entire concept of a trimmed grass lawn is actually European and many of the grasses (and trees) found in yards are actually non native, European species. Sometimes non native species do really well and can become invasive, others require extra care and maintenance just to survive. There are a lot of factors on plant growth- climate, soil, water, sun, available space, available nutrients.

This is not an answer to your question, but you might be interested to know – Lawns are supposed to be difficult to maintain, that is by design. Closely cut grass lawns first emerged in 17th century England at the homes of large, wealthy landowners. Before lawnmowers, landowners depended on human labor to tend the grass closest to their homes. Only the rich could afford to hire the many hands needed to scythe and weed the grass, so a lawn was a mark of wealth and status. So, people with lawns are trying to show their status and wealth, and you can’t do that by having an easily maintained property now can you? Lol. Think of it that way. These are the travails of a wealthy land barron such as yourself.

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