No Mow May is a chance to help bees, butterflies and other pollinators by giving the flowers a chance to grow on your lawn. It’s organised by Plantlife, a charity that looks after wild flowers and plants.
You have to not mow your lawn for the whole, entire month of May. This will let flowers grow to help bees and butterflies.
Last year Plantlife did a survey called Every Flower Counts. It was the biggest ever count of flowers on lawns. It showed there were over 200 species of flowers growing on lawns.
It showed that mowing your lawn less often can make 10 times more bees and other pollinators come.
Flowers grew more quickly and produced more nectar on lawns that were mowed every four weeks but there were more different types of flowers on areas which were left for the whole summer. Different types of flowers are important because different pollinators like different flowers and because there will be nectar available all the way through the summer.
The best thing to do is to mow some of your grass every four weeks but leave some of your grass growing for the whole entire season of summer.
From 23rd-31st May you can take part in Every Flower Counts to find out how much nectar your lawn is producing. You have to count all the flowers in 1 square metre of your lawn.
Don’t forget to not mow your lawn!