Cover crops, by definition, are nothing more than a plant that is intentionally dug up to be used as a growth substrate.
Cover crops are not all that terrible. They are used in a variety of ways, including for erosion control, weed control, and for the growth of ornamentals.
In my opinion the most important use of cover crops is for erosion control. We can’t have our homes growing up into the sky as they are intended to (though we can easily change that). There are a lot of things that we can do with it, including planting it on the exterior of the home and leaving it there while we are away.
Cover crops are indeed not so bad. There are some plants that are extremely effective at controlling erosion, such as African violet and rhododendron. They are also good for preventing weeds, which can be a real problem in the city. Most cover crops are grown from the bottom up, meaning that the stems and leaves grow at the same time. This is good because it means that you can cover as much of your lawn as you want, as well as other plants and flowers.
Cover crops are not always as effective as they might be. One study showed that cover crops can actually make our lawn more prone to lawn-sickness. But there are also some plants that can help keep your lawn healthy. Some are called “seeding.” They are usually sown in areas that are not too wet or dry, but can be done in the spring. You can also grow annuals such as rhododendrons and African violet.
The problem is when you try to cover as much lawn as you can, you might end up just covering the entire lawn. In which case, you might need to start looking for other options.
But you can plant annuals to get rid of weeds. There are many varieties to choose from. You can also plant grasses like clover, Bermuda, and alfalfa. But what do you do when you have a lawn already with a lot of weeds? You can also plant crops like clover and alfalfa to keep the lawn looking nice and healthy.
I know there’s a lot of arguments about this, and I can see why you might have a hard time believing that the cover crop will help. But as a professional landscaper, I have seen this happen many times. I’ve even been in situations where I’ve had to deal with lawns that were as bad as the cover crop.
But I think you are right. I have no issue with a lawn covered in cover crops. I don’t like it either, but I have to admit that I like the look of those huge rows of corn and soybeans. I’ve heard of guys that have fields of corn and soybeans where their neighbors are trying to do everything in their power to kill the crops. It’s not something I personally would want to see.
And no, I don’t think you have to be worried about being targeted by a lawn covered in cover crops.