My approach to our garden (since I became so busy with the shop) is to leave most of it alone and to let nature take its course. This is in complete opposition to my husband's style which is that of the grim reaper! In fact one year for Christmas I had a polo shirt specially embroidered for him with a picture of the 'old man' with the scythe encircled by the words GRIM REAPER GARDEN SERVICES ... it has had little wear.
Anyway, back to my style ... as portrayed below... (our lawn). It should be awarded a set aside grant ... see the 'rare' buttercup surrounded by daisies and in need of peace and quiet to flourish!!
PS Less than an hour later the mowing began!