Less mowing, more growing: Enhancing our green spaces to improve biodiversity

May 8, 2023

"To coincide with No Mow May and following the success of last year’s trial, Harrow Council is extending its approach to the way it manages grass cutting to benefit the natural environment. It means less mowing and more growing for selected green verges and park sites."

"Selected areas will now be left to grow and cut less frequently during the growing season.  We’ll cut two to three times a year in early, mid and late season."

"Longer grass provides an important habitat for invertebrates and other wildlife. Over time the removal of clippings will also gradually reduce nutrient levels and promote the growth of wildflowers, which are important food sources for pollinators like bees and butterflies."

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