Talk to many homeowners, and they’ll say that their lawn is their pride and joy. Speak to them some more, and you’ll learn that most of them don’t even maintain it themselves.
Grass lawns have become an American status symbol. Many homeowners’ associations have stipulations for the maintenance of an attractive lawn as a condition for living in the neighborhood.
But what is the practical use of a lawn? Besides its appearance, the practical use is only for people and pets to lounge on it, play on it, or poop on it (pets, not people of course). But chances are, if someone has a beautiful lawn, they wouldn’t even let you walk on it.
So really, what is the point of having a beautifully trimmed bermudagrass lawn, unless you’re running a golf course? Is it purely a status symbol, for vanity? I say it’s okay to let the weeds take over. After all, “weeds” are simply the native plants that are better adapted to growing in your area. Let the weeds take over, but keep it mowed, so nobody can accuse you of not caring. You will have more money and time to spend on more practical things.