I see all my neighbors doing their best to kill the weeds in their yard, so they’ll have plain old grass. I’m doing just the opposite, I’m encouraging some weed-ish plants to grown in my yard. I am creating a prepper’s yard.
Make your yard a Prepper’s Yard
I appreciate a lush green lawn as well as the next person. If the SHTF thought, I can’t imagine what good a bunch of grass is going to do me.
I’ve opted to take a different approach. I like to encourage beneficial plants to grow in my yard. I toss plantain and purslane seeds around my yard. I encourage dandelions to grow. I plant strawberries in my back yard, in random spots and allow them to grow as they will. I allow clover to grow rampant across my yard.
The best part is, as long as I mow it regularly, it looks just fine.
What are the benefits to this type of yard?
I have a yard peppered with wild edibles and medicinal plants. Wild animals, like herds of deer, come to graze in my yard.
I don’t imagine that my yard will have enough weeds to feed my family, but I can’t see putting herbicides on my lawn to kill off the good stuff. The added bonus of deer wandering into my yard, will also be a benefit that I fully intend to take advantage of.
A yard chock full of wild edibles and medicinal plants, makes it a lot less work to maintain a prepper’s yard than it does to keep my lawn looking like a golf course.