This is what I see when I sit on my deck facing this garden by the lake. It was already fenced when we bought it, and it has remained fenced as I fight my way into colonizing it.
I see wild things creeping in on all sides. Whatever stands in place, does so because I interfered, not just once. My interference changed the lawn into a couple of vegetable gardens. The paths through and around are liberally ignored by me, but mowed by my Hubby who likes riding his top-gun riding mower once or twice a season.
I have asked him not to. He has his reasons.
Here are mine:
Bees like wild places.
Dead branches allow birds and other critters to hide and nest.
Finding wild arugula and fennel growing here and there lets me prepare many surprising meals.
I once knew about foraging when Dad brought home mushrooms and asparagus and wild lettuces in the middle of winter when the cupboards were bare and there was no cash or credit to take us to the store.
Here, I'm reminded of all I've been when I pull a weed, put a seed in the soil, collect something I did not expect.