Pollinator Tip 3: Leave your grass to grow

If you have a lawn it’s time to give your mower – and back – a rest by letting some of it grow. When you do mow, try cutting it less often and less closely.

Many pollinators need undisturbed, grassy areas for nesting and food. For example, some bumblebees make their nests at the base of tussocky grasses and ringlet butterfly catterpillars feed on grass leaves. Allowing some of the lawn weeds such as dandelion, white clover and creeping buttercup to flower, will also provide a source of pollen and nectar to a range of insects.

Find out more about cutting your grass less often on The Wild Garden website by The Wildlife Trust here.

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