Help the pollinators!
"Say No to the Mow.
Fancy saving on mowing and discovering what wild flowers you have in your garden? Join Plantlife this year, set aside a sunny patch of lawn and “Say No To The Mow”.
Daisies, speedwell, buttercups, ladies smock – what might be growing in your lawn? Have fun creating your own mini meadow and tell us what you find.
How it works
By taking the “Say No to the Mow” challenge, all you have to do is choose a patch of lawn and spare it from your mower’s blades until the Big Mow in August. Then, as your No-Mow Zone begins to flourish, download our free ID sheet and tell us on our forthcoming survey page which wild flowers you spot. Your results will join others on a blooming great map of the UK, showing what’s flowering where and when.
For best results…
Here are a few simple steps to increase your chances of finding some wild flowers:
Your No-Mow Zone can be any size or shape, however for best results try and make it at least a yard squared (or even better two metres by two metres). Choose a patch of lawn that hasn’t been mown since the 1st March this year. If you can place your No-Mow Zone away from flowers beds this will means garden plants are less likely to invade.”