A charity the U.K. is urging people not to cut the grass their garden. When spring arrives, many gardeners mow their lawn. The call to not do this is part a project called "No Mow May". It is to help flowers grow wild and insects breed. No Mow May is a campaign to promote biodiversity. It is the charity Plantlife. The charity is also asking people to count the types and number wild flowers their garden. Plantlife says leaving the grass uncut creates a habitat that will help "our bees, butterflies, wildlife and us". Bees are an essential part nature as they pollinate flowers. Cutting the grass means there are fewer flowers bees to work their natural magic.
A spokesperson Plantlife said garden lawns have the potential to be "biodiversity hotspots". Last year, the charity found 250 species of plants people's lawns. These included wild strawberry and wild garlic. Plantlife wants people to value wild lawns more. It said people would get a nice, colourful surprise if they did not cut their grass. One gardener spoke to the BBC about the joy wild gardens. He said people care too much about having a neat garden and use too many chemicals. He believes not mowing the lawn lets people "reconnect the natural world". Plantlife agreed. It said a wild garden "makes you feel you're somewhere tropical instead your own garden".