Let it Grow – Don’t Mow
While most of us look forward to spring, very few look forward to mowing the lawn. It’s one of those repetitive tasks that can get in the way of enjoying our gardens.
This year why not mow less? Less can mean less often or leaving a patch of lawn uncut all season. We’re not asking you to turn your lawn into an untidy patch of grass but we would like to encourage you to manage at least some of your lawn in ways that help wildlife to flourish.
Your “No Mow Zone” can be large or small, but for best results we’d suggest you leave an area of at least one square metre uncut. Choose a sunny spot and avoid areas where you regularly walk on the grass.
Converting a patch of lawn into a mini meadow is one of the easiest and most effective ways to encourage wildlife into your garden. Patches of long grass encourage different wildflowers to grow, help insects to thrive, create feeding opportunities for birds, as well as providing shelter for amphibians and small mammals.