If you’re one of those people who just hates mowing the grass, then you can have a month off and it’s all for a good cause.
Why not join in with ‘No Mow May’. Yes it’s a real thing and happens every year.
Some people are so determined to have a perfectly manicured lawn with no moss, dandelions, clover or daisies in, but if you don’t have any of these then there is very little life in your grass.
All those flowers encourage pollinating insects, and especially help support and feed out beloved bees which we are declining at an alarming rate.
So just for the month of May let your grass grow long and luscious. Let the insects run free. Walk out and stand on your grass bare foot and squish the grass through your toes. Believe me it feels so good.
Gardens shouldn’t be pristine they should be a little messy.
Take part in this movement right now and spread the word.
Then in June cut the grass and kill all the insect life you have created sorry but it’s not a good idea
By not cutting for an entire month it allows the flowers to bloom giving much needed food to our pollinating insects, especially the bees. In a month many of the flowers will then have set seed so they have done their job.
Most people mow far too often and never let the flowers bloom or the grass grow properly and then it suffers in a heatwave.
If you don’t want to do it them by all means don’t, but if it’s something that has been going since 2019 and I personally think it’s a great idea. If you want to know more here’s the link to their page https://www.plantlife.org.uk/campaigns/nomowmay/
This is a neat idea but if I didn’t mow my yard for the entire month of May we would have grass and weeds past knee high and ticks galore. Fortunately my clover regrows and blooms heavily between mows and we have ample honeysuckle on our property for the bees and butterflies.