No Mow May is Plantlife’s annual campaign calling all garden owners and green space managers not to mow during May – liberating your lawns and providing a space for nature.
How can I take part?
It couldn’t be simpler. Lock up your mower over the month of May to provide a much-needed boost for wildlife throughout the summer. You can choose not to mow some or all of your green space. Just sit back and watch the flowers grow.
Smaller plants such as Daisies, Dandelion, Selfheal and Clover will get a chance to flower, providing a butterfly and bee buffet. You can continue to mow less and at different lengths and frequencies throughout the summer.
If you have already left all or part of your lawn unmown from the beginning of the season, that is great! This means that you have let a mini-meadow grow and are likely to have a much higher variety of flowers in your lawn if you choose to.
Don’t worry if you’ve not left your lawn unmown at all or have recently mown it – it’s committing to leaving your lawn, whether all of it or some of it, unmown for longer which is important.
Even if your lawn is small or you just have a yard please take part still! Collectively as garden owners and green space managers we can have a huge impact on biodiversity by letting every patch of grass flourish throughout the summer. Whether you have a postage stamp yard or a rambling estate, we can all make a difference in our own way.
Finally, if you have little ones around get them involved with nature hunting and identifying the wildlife that comes and visits your garden - send us your pics by tagging us on socials and we'll RT and share!
Read more about No Mow May on Plantlife's website.