Since the 1930s, the UK has seen a huge decline of 97% in flower rich meadows.
And with this decline, there has been a drop in food for pollinators such as bees and butterflies. This decline has also weakened the earth’s ability to take in Carbon Dioxide, a greenhouse gas which contributes to climate change.
By leaving your lawn to grow this May, your garden can become a place where nature flourishes!
What is No Mow May?
No Mow May is an annual campaign that was started by Plantlife, to tackle the decline in flower-rich meadows, by challenging people to avoid taking out their lawnmowers for a whole month. Choosing to let you garden grow encourages a healthy lawn, and this provides food to the wildlife as well as tackles pollution, locking the carbon below ground.
“With over 20 million gardens in the UK, even the smallest grassy patches add up to a significant proportion of our land which, if managed properly, can deliver enormous gains for nature, communities and the climate.” Plantlife said on their website.
Participating in No Mow May is an excellent way to contribute to the preservation of the environment and help wildlife thrive. It is a small but powerful step that can make a big difference in the long run. If you’d like to take part in no mow may, visit their campaign page now and join the movement!
So, let those lawns and weeds grow to help nature flourish and tackle climate change! Share pictures of your garden with by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured on this website!