March starts with the drone of emerging solitary bees, and of the lawn mower, as the mowing season begins.
Mowing the lawn is a bit of a chore for most of us, but the lawn looks good when newly mowed and with the lovely grassy smell. How you cut your lawn depends on your lawn style. A nice lawn really sets off a garden, it looks lush and inviting because it is. Walking on the grass in bare feet is a treat and we all love that just mowed grass smell. There are plenty of plus points to a good lawn, but Lawns are changing. Traditionally Lawns were all about neatness, and stipes as a backdrop to the garden planting. It remains true that a well-tendered lawn looks good, but longer lawns are becoming more popular as we find out more about pollinators and look for a more natural and an easier to maintain lawn.