What Is The No-Mow Movement?

Adopting more sustainable approaches to life is becoming increasingly important as time goes on and the impact that human activity is having on the planet becomes evermore apparent – and there’s an awful lot that can be achieved in this regard, whether it’s reducing the amount of waste you create, recycling more, using public transport or growing your own food.

Even by changing the way you mow your lawn could have a big impact on the planet, a fact that might well surprise you! This is what the No-Mow Movement is all about, encouraging people to leave lengths of grass to grow wild and free, in a bid to encourage pollinators like bees, butterflies, beetles and moths.

Research carried out last year by charity Plantlife showed that the drought in May resulted in 56 per cent fewer dandelion flowers and 40 per cent fewer daisy flowers than the same month in 2019… and mowing the lawn less can help support biodiversity, butterflies and bees.

The No Mow May campaign proved to be successful last year, with wilder lawns delivering a mega-bloom of orchids, helping to make gardens more friendly and attractive to wildlife and pollinators.

Plantlife recommends that avid gardeners only cut some parts of their lawns once a month, leaving other areas long and nuct so that plants like white clover and daisies have the chance to flower, thus boosting nectar production.

You can also help support beneficial insects by planting wildflower seeds in the spring and autumn, to really extend the flowering system. All you need to do is scatter your seeds on some bare ground and watch as they do their thing. It’s as easy as that!

Stock up on grass mixture seeds via the Leaf Seeds online shop today.

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