Lawn and mini-meadow habitats

Maximise your lawn or grassed area for wildlife. By relaxing the mowing even the most tired or unloved lawn can be brought to life. Create a flower-rich lawn, patch of long grass or mini-meadow to bring new habitat opportunities for creatures such as pollinators, grasshoppers and moth caterpillars.

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Quick facts

Grassy places wildlife finds a home;

  • Bumblebees forage for nectar on lawns where clover and other lawn ‘weeds’ are allowed to flower
  • Short grass lets green woodpeckers hunt for ants and some solitary bees find nesting spots
  • Long grass creates a mini-jungle for grasshoppers and many other invertebrates
  • A mini-meadow offers seedheads for finches

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