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A charity in the U.K. is urging people not to cut the grass in [there / their] garden. When spring arrives, many gardeners [mow / mown] their lawn. The call to not do this is [partner / part] of a project called "No Mow May". It is to help flowers grow [wild / wildly] and insects breed. No Mow May is a campaign to [promote / demote] biodiversity. It is from the charity Plantlife. The charity is also asking people to [country / count] the types and number of wild flowers in their garden. Plantlife says leaving the grass uncut creates a [habit / habitat] that will help "our bees, butterflies, wildlife and [us / we] ". Bees are an essential part of [nature / natural] as they pollinate flowers. Cutting the grass means there are fewer flowers for bees to [work / effort] their natural magic.

A spokesperson for Plantlife said garden lawns have the [possible / potential] to be "biodiversity hotspots". Last year, the charity [found / fund] over 250 species of plants on [people / people's] lawns. These included wild strawberry and wild garlic. Plantlife wants people to [valuable / value] wild lawns more. It said people would get a [nice / nicely] , colourful surprise if they did not cut their grass. One gardener spoke to the BBC about the joy [to / of] wild gardens. He said people care too much about [have / having] a neat garden and use too [many / much] chemicals. He believes not mowing the lawn lets people "reconnect with [all / the] natural world". Plantlife agreed. It said a wild garden "makes you feel like you're somewhere tropical instead [on / of] your own garden".

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