it is a lawn. it is not just grass. and i like it that way. we don’t use chemical additives. and we really don’t bother fertilizing either. mowing will control the lawn. and we enjoy a blend of other plants. so we do not panic at the sight of dandelions, violets, or clover. and while it is not the first it is one it is a forerunner. the season of little white and pink lawn flowers is upon us. and the bees will be happy to find them. and i will be happy to see the bees working the lawn. it should be more than a path between the flower beds.