No Mow May
Hawkesbury Parish Council is supporting the 'No Mow May' campaign.
It's a national campaign where people across the country let their grass grow throughout May to maximise food sources for insects. Not mowing the lawn allows wildflowers and other plants to grow which insects love.
The campaign is promoted by Plantlife, a British conservation charity working nationally and internationally to save threatened plants and fungi.
To take part in No Mow May; First and foremost – put your mower at home away! Leaving your lawn will give our insect populations a great deal of food and shelter early in the year, which helps them to thrive. Even if you can't leave the whole lawn, a patch of grass left to grow will help.
Taking part in No Mow May will also help you and your garden by:
• improving the health of your plants
• improving the quality of your soil
• helping to reduce some pests – some insects and their larvae feed on aphids, slugs and snails
• support food supplies for us
• support other wildlife including birds, hedgehogs, slow worms, bats and frogs
South Gloucestershire Council are supporting No Mow May by only cutting key routes and the commitments they have with parishes. They have identified some specific areas where we won't be cutting anything for the whole of May. They have to continue cutting grass on most of our parks and open spaces to make them accessible and safe for people to use but will put signs up in the areas being left for No Mow May.
More information: https://www.plantlife.org.uk/campaigns/nomowmay/
Posted: Thu, 04 May 2023 10:04 by Newsroom