Go Wylde with No Mow May 2023
It is time to lock away your mower and let your lawn go Wylde. Join the No Mow May movement and embrace biodiversity by allowing nature to thrive.
Plantlife’s No Mow May movement continues to gain momentum, calling on gardeners and green space managers around the world to take a month off from mowing and liberate their lawns. By letting wildflowers grow, you will provide a feast for pollinators, tackle pollution, and lock away atmospheric carbon below ground.
Our latest Biodiversity eBook highlights the importance of making space for nature, which you can download here. We must act now to protect species and precious ecosystems. What better place to start than your own back garden or workplace green space?
Plantlife points out that we’ve lost nearly 97% of flower rich meadows since the 1970’s and with them gone are vital food needed by pollinators, like bees and butterflies. Other compelling reasons to let your lawn grow free include:
- On a single day in summer, one acre of wildflower meadow can contain 3 million flowers and produce 1 kg of nectar sugar for pollinators.
- Since the 1930s, we have lost nearly 7.5 million acres of flower-rich meadows and pastures. Just 1% of our countryside now provides this floral feast for pollinators.
- A three-acre meadow can be home to 9 million flowers producing enough nectar to support ½ million bees every day.
- There are more than 20 million gardens in the UK, as well as green business and community spaces. There is scope to make a significant environmental impact by going Wylde this May. Letting your lawn become a haven for wild plants will support biodiversity and save you a job mowing!
Join the movement and fill in the form in the link below to let Plantlife know that you are on board.