Remove little areas of turfgrass throughout the landscape for a cleaner look and ease of maintenance. These areas tend to dry out, are difficult to mow, and rarely serve any purpose. If cut with a string-line trimmer, the grass is often damaged by scalping and becomes a siren call to insects and diseases.
Remove the small sections of turfgrass and replace them with permeable pavers or a groundcover. Good native plant choices include Frog fruit or Sunshine Mimosa. Low-growing annuals such as Clown flower also work.