No Mow May

Published: 01 May 2023

No Mow May is a movement that encourages people to let their lawns grow wild during the month of May, and it has been gaining popularity in recent years. This simple act of not mowing your lawn for one month can have a positive impact on the environment and your local ecosystem.

Join our No Mow May movement and liberate your lawn starting on the 1 May. Free the wildflowers in your lawn so they can grow wild and provide a feast for pollinators, tackle pollution, and lock away atmospheric carbon below ground.

We've lost nearly 97% of flower rich meadows since the 1970's and with them gone are vital food needed by pollinators, like bees and butterflies. A healthy lawn with some long grass and wildflowers benefits wildlife, tackles pollution and can even lock away carbon below ground; best of all, to reap these benefits all you have to do is not mow your lawn in May!

With over 20 million gardens in the UK, even the smallest grassy patches add up to a significant proportion of our land which, if managed properly, can deliver enormous gains for nature, communities and the climate.

Why don't you get involved with #NoMowMay and let wild plants get a head start on the summer. Find out more on the Countryfile website