Lawn live the King

By on Aug 10, 2018 in Lawn-gevity |

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Lawns are a way of taming nature in an age when urban dwellers are distant from nature and live in developments with association rules where they cut the trees down and name the streets after them. Lawns are a means homeowners can map their territory. Now understand I said map and not mark. Some animals mark via bio evacuation or scent or auditory squawk which is unacceptable in the human urban neighborhood kingdom. Lawns are instead territorial mapping of a sociographical plot, habitual use becomes the home range, where horticultural prowess is put on display for all to see in the spirit of competition, borders established and instead of confrontational becomes more so an act of avoidance if you’re not into your neighbors. The lawn is an extension of themselves and will be defended if necessary. The call to arms is “get off my lawn” in the modern day colonist vernacular of each neighborhood’s one token grumpy curmudgeon. He’s the king of his kingdom and needs to learn how to get a “lawn”. Lawn live the king.

Bend over and split your plants

That’s the life lesson here. Something is going to fill the bare space. Life goes on. I remember that feeling when someone close dies, someone leaves home or someone leaves your workplace and you wonder how you’re going to get along without them. Live goes on. You want the world to stop for a moment, to hit the pause button but your reality is not their reality. Life goes on. Something fills the space. For those that remain the challenge is to fill the space with something good. Don’t let “crabgrass” fill that space.

Don’t be a crabgrass. That intrusive meddling officious invasive vegetation that creeps its way in to what was a good and healthy habitat. Bare earth is not a natural condition. Something is going to fill the space. The ground is bare the temperature rises and its invasive behavior is opportunistic. You can’t be bare earth neutral. You have to stand for something rooted in your principles. It all happens so fast that quickly you are like the husk of a cicada with its legs in the air laying on its back on a sidewalk. What happened?
Crabgrass in essence is like negativity in the landscape of our lives. One negative person becomes two, becomes three and soon you are surrounded by negative influences. If negative people are not challenged because they are difficult to deal with in the first place their insidious behavior and opinion fill the bare space. Left unchallenged slowly but surely their negative thought becomes for some people the truth even if they originally disagreed. Slowly but surely the “crabgrass” fills the space and the environment changes. It becomes the norm. Positive people have a thick foundation of “turfness” to push back against the fear default of negativity or crabgrass and keep it from creeping in.
That’s the life lesson here. Something is going to fill the bare space. Life goes on. I remember that feeling when someone close dies, someone leaves home or someone leaves your workplace and you wonder how you’re going to get along without them. Live goes on. You want the world to stop for a moment, to hit the pause button but your reality is not their reality. Life goes on. Something fills the space. For those that remain the challenge is to fill the space with something good. Don’t let “crabgrass” fill that space.

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