Mowing the cape weed (Arctotheca calendula)

Though classified as a noxious weed, cape weed is a common ground cover. One of the things I like about it is that you can mow it very short and it will come back quicker than the tall grass or other weeds, eventually becoming the dominant ground cover. Cape weed is also incredibly drought tolerant and unlike a lawn, needs no human watering at all. Plus, bees love it too!

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