1. Let your lawn go Au-Natural!We love a fine, well-manicured lawn but we also love the vibrancy and life that wildflowers and wild grasses bring when left to their own devices. #NoMowMay is in full swing, meaning you can retire the mower in certain parts of your lawn and see what wildflowers it produces. Clover, daisies and buttercups are the most common to cultivate naturally in UK lawns – but you may be surprised at what starts to grow when you let it! Allowing parts of your lawn to grow wild creates biodiversity, inviting insects’ bees and pollinators to explore and thrive in previously uncharted ground!
2. Go organic!So, you may have retired the mower for now, but that does not mean you want to forget about your lawn care entirely! Fertilising your lawn is a great way to keep it healthy throughout the summer and staying green for longer, but you may be wondering if there is a completely natural way to do this. Our newest fertiliser, REVIVE: Organic 365 is made up of organic matter pellets, that once watered encourage microbes to break the natural material down and begin fertilising your lawn. As this is a slow release fertiliser, you only have to apply it once for four months of uninterrupted green grass!
3. Bring nature to the table
So, your lawn is green and thriving with bees and butterflies, but is there something else you could be doing? The above tweet went ‘viral’ and we’re not surprised – who knew you could make a mini picnic table for a squirrel never mind the fact that it would then make good use of it? We LOVE this idea, and it’s really simple to make! Find some scrap wood or off-cuts, using wood glue and nails to join them together. Pick a spot on your fence close to trees and shrubbery and use nails to secure. Leave some tasty fruit and nuts out and wait for the magic to happen! You can also bring birds and more other local fauna to your garden by providing food and shelter. Bird houses and feeders, hibernaculum’s and leaving out the correct foods for badgers and foxes are also low-cost ways to encourage some new visitors – even at a distance!
2 weeks of isolation and we're out here making picnic tables for squirrels because we're insane pic.twitter.com/8WfHwyJQA4— Lucy Small (@lucyleid) March 31, 2020