Letting the flowers bloom on your lawn helps to provide a vital source of nectar for bees and other insects. This is why we’re asking you to take on a special challenge to support Plantlife’s ‘No Mow May’ project.
We need you to create a ‘scaremow’ for the garden to make sure your hungry mower stays in the shed for the whole month of May.
Changing your mowing routine and allowing plants to flower can create enough nectar for ten times more bees and other pollinators. You’re also more likely to spot a greater variety of flowers popping up in your garden.
Once you’ve put your ‘scaremow’ up all you have to do is wait to see how many bees, butterflies and other insects come to your garden. What flowers do they like the most?
At the end of the month, you can count the flowers on your lawn to take part in the conservation charity Plantlife’s Every Flower Counts survey. You’ll then get your own Personal Nectar Score, which tells you how many bees your garden is helping to support.
This is the fourth of our weekend challenges for members and supporters. This challenge has been designed so that it can be done in your house or garden, so please take part from the comfort of your own home.
To find out more visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/take-part-in-the-no-mow-may-challenge