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Have you heard about No Mow May?

At Dorseteco we’ve been keeping an eye on the current news about eco friendly products, including eco awareness days and events, and we came across this little beauty! What a great concept to ask people not to do something! Who doesn’t like a little break from the norm every now and then. We’re all programmed to keep our gardens looking tidy and presentable but what about the wildlife? All you’re being asked to do is not to mow your lawn for the month of May this will then leave your lawn to grow lots of wildflowers and other pollinators needed for our insects to thrive and our bees to enjoy. If you’re lucky enough to have a garden with sections as I am I’ve just dedicated one area to the cause, every little bit helps. That way I have the best of both worlds the tidy mown bit to keep the hubby happy and the wild bit to help wildlife and to satisfy my own agenda of being more in tune with the world around me and not just caught up in the stresses of the rat race of life!

So let’s give it a go, simply stop mowing and see what grows, watch the butterflies, bees, birds and small mammals enjoying a little bit of paradise in your garden. We may be a little behind the curve as the scheme started on 1st May but it’s not too late to start now. You can even take part in the ‘Every Plant Counts’ at the end of May and see your lawns personal nectar score, how cool is that. The programme was launched on 29th April 2022 and hopes to become an annual event in peoples lives.

You may have seen last year that many councils were leaving verges to go wild and farmers are encouraged to leave some fields to turn into wildflower meadows it all helps to protect the nature around us that we all need for our survival. Did you know a 3 acre farm meadow can produce 9 million flowers, which in turn produces enough nectar to support ½ million bees every single day, that’s incredible. Our little gardens will not quite have that impact but accumulatively we can really make a difference.

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