Did you know! Your lawn, whilst pretty, is a desert?
As far as honeybees and other pollinators are concerned, your lawn generally provides no food (Foraging) whatsoever.

Honeybees and other insect pollinators are essential to our food supply.
They pollinate a third of everything we eat!
That’s right a third.

In the current crisis food is not taken for granted anymore, neither should we take for granted our pollinators, like the humble honeybee!

Bumblebee tucking into nectar and transferring pollen.

Just when bees appear in Spring so do dandelions, so what do we do?
Mow the lawn removing the dandelions! https://www.beekblog.co.uk/news/public-urged-plant-bee-friendly-flowers-cut-grass-less-often-urge-help-pollinators-thrive/

So what can you do?

  • Set aside a boundary around the lawn, even a 30cm strip down one side will help.
  • Remove the grass
  • Go find that part bag of peat or soil in the shed if you have it.
  • If not loosen the soil, then go and plant those flower seeds tucked away in the shed.
  • A little watering in, then keep the weeds away until the flowers take hold.
  • Even alliums such as onions provide for our precious pollinators.
  • You will soon have a beautiful lawn edge that attracts all manner of pollinator
Facts about pesticides

Stop using pesticides, roundup and other pesticides kill honeybees and other pollinators. https://www.beekblog.co.uk/environment/threats-to-bees/common-pesticide-harming-bees-new-study-shows/

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