Now the temperature is rising the grass is growing. Lawns are important ecosystems, above and below the surface. Since the Lawn-mower was invented, it has been fashionable to keep lawns cut very short, and more in the style of a green carpet rather than the extraordinary living vibrant landscapes they should naturally be.

9 things to know about a lawn.

The lawnmower was invented in the 1830’s. It was a symbol of aristocracy and the very wealthy people. Around three quarters of bee species nest in soil. Several studies have found that clovers which are common in lawns are one of the most frequently visited flowers by bumblebees. The UK has lost over 97% of its wildflower meadows since the 1930’s so every wildflower we can grow provides a boost to our pollinating insects. Many species of birds hunt earthworms and other insects that live beneath the grass. Many moths and caterpillars feed on grasses. Buff-tailed bumblebees travel about 800 meters in search of pollen and nectar, many other insects do similar journeys, that is why creating corridors is so important.