Lawns of all Lengths: Remember No Mow May has begun!

No Mow May has begun, marking a time to honour our flourishing wildflower habitats and their potential to positively impact local communities and the environment.

Embracing a shift in grass management this summer presents an opportunity to reap numerous benefits, including bolstering biodiversity, mitigating climate effects, and saving costs.

Why is No Mow May important?

Since the 1930s, we’ve witnessed the loss of approximately 97% of flower-rich meadows, depriving pollinators like bees and butterflies of crucial food sources.

However, your lawn can make a difference! A healthy lawn featuring some longer grass and wildflowers provides essential benefits to wildlife. With over 20 million gardens in the UK, even the smallest grassy patches collectively represent a significant portion of our land. When managed appropriately, these spaces can yield tremendous gains for nature, communities, and the climate. In Battle, Telham, and Netherfield alone, there are around 4,000 gardens capable of contributing.

This is why www.plantlife.org.uk advocates for participation in #NoMowMay each year, allowing wild plants to thrive.

The best part? To enjoy these benefits, all you need to do is refrain from mowing your lawn (or parts of it) in May and beyond!

Visit www.plantlife.org.uk for tips on making space for nature, the ideal lawn length and more.