Grow, Don't Mow!

wildlife friendly gardening

WildNet - Tom Marshall

Grow, Don't Mow!

Join legions of gardeners and say “no” to the mow this May to help our bees, butterflies, wildlife! 

Taking part in our Grow, Don't Mow campaign, doesn't require you to do a lot. In fact, it asks you to not do anything at all… Just lock up your lawnmower on May 1st and let the wild flowers in your lawn bloom, providing a feast of nectar for our hungry pollinators!

What do I need?

Nothing, simply lock away your lawn mower to save time and enjoy visits from bees, butterflies, hedgehogs and all sorts of wonderful wildlife, just by not cutting your grass!

When is the best time to do it?

Right now! Join thousands of people across the UK and let your gardens grow this May!

You can do the challenge at any time, the best time is between April-September and you should wait until all of the flowers have gone before cutting your grass to have the biggest impact.

Get going and follow these simple steps:

Your challenge can be large or small, either turn a small patch or the whole garden wild - it is up to you!

Step 1: Leave your grass to grow
Step 2: Watch your garden transform and brim with wildlife

Step 3: Tell your neighbours all about it!

Will one month make a difference?

Absolutely! In just four short weeks, a left-alone-lawn will quickly transform into a biodiversity hotspot, long grass is one of the rarest habitats in our gardens and is incredibly beneficial for wildlife. Allowing your grass to grow gives wildflowers like daisies and clover a chance to flower which boosts nectar production - providing a feast for local insects.

What will the neighbours think?

That’s where we need you. By putting our Grow Don’t Mow sign up, you can explain why you’re taking action.

Nature thrives when it’s connected. The more people on your street taking action, the more bees that you’re likely to see! 

Click on the image to download your sign.

Gardening with wildlife, snail on gardening gloves with pot plants behind

Tom Marshall

Garden for wildlife

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