The Casual Gardener: Give your lawn mower, and wildlife, a break this summer

The lawn has long been regarded as the garden's centrepiece but attitudes and lifestyles are changing. As the RSPB urges gardeners to to let their grass grow long John Manley hears why we should give our mowers a rest

Letting the grass grow doesn't necessarily mean you're neglecting the garden Picture courtesy of RSPB
ON THE website of the US-based Lawn Institute, “internationally-recognized turfgrass scientist” Dr James B Beard charts the development of the gardener’s love affair with closely cut[...]

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