Updated: May 14
1st May 2023
Tired of the endless cycle of mowing, fertilizing, and weeding your lawn? Do you want to do your part in saving the planet, but can't seem to find the time to start a compost pile or take up beekeeping? Fear not, because it's time to put down the mower and embrace the beauty of "No Mow May"! Not only will you be doing your part to help the environment, but you'll also get a chance to relax and enjoy the sight of wildflowers and happy pollinators.
The first "No Mow May" campaign was launched in 2018 in the UK by the conservation charity ‘Plantlife’. The campaign aims to encourage people to leave their lawns uncut for the month of May to support wildflowers and the insects that rely on them. Since then, the campaign has gained popularity and has been adopted by individuals and organizations in other countries as well.
Here's the logic behind "No Mow May":
Wildflowers and native plants are important for pollinators: Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators rely on wildflowers and native plants for food and habitat. These plants provide a source of nectar and pollen that pollinators need to survive and reproduce.
Mowing disrupts the habitat of pollinators - it disrupts the ecosystem and makes it difficult for pollinators to find the resources they need.
May is an important month for pollinators since it is the time when many wildflowers and native plants begin to bloom. By avoiding mowing during this time, we can allow these plants to grow and provide a source of food for pollinators.
No Mow May can help support biodiversity, allowing wildflowers and native plants to grow. These plants provide a habitat for a variety of insects and other small animals, which can help create a healthy ecosystem.
By avoiding mowing for a month, we can save on lawn maintenance costs and reduce the amount of time we spend on lawn care.
Give nature a chance to show off its beauty - take a break from mowing your lawn and embrace the "No Mow May" movement! Not only will you be doing your part to protect the environment, but you'll also get a chance to take a well-deserved break from lawn care. After all, the bees will be buzzing, butterflies fluttering, and you'll feel great knowing that you've made a positive impact on our planet.