Autumn Olive advice
My neighbor on our south fence line has let the Autumn Olives take over his acreage. They've come up along the upper boundary of a small pond on our property, which I don't mind, as they provide cover and food for birds, and I mow between the pond and fence line, to keep them in check. Several seedlings have also come up at the edge of our yard, courtesy of the birds. I'm considering leaving them--I find them attractive, bees and birds love them, they provide a measure of privacy, and I can mow around them.
Is Autumn Olive a suitable shrub for a yard? I wouldn't go looking for them at a nursery, but there's no way that I can eradicate the source. The shrubs around the pond are dense, shading out any grass underneath them. The berries are edible, and don't seem to last long enough to make a mess, except when they fall between me and the mower seat. Are there any reasons not to have them in a yard?