Hints & Tips
Now that we are halfway through June and the summer is here, attention is switching to the garden – specifically the lawn.
Anna Guthrie of the Wildlife Trusts explained to the Telegraph the implications of your decisions with the lawn mower.
"Longer grass, even just a few inches high, provides a haven for species that rely on our declining meadow habitat," she said.
Ms Guthrie also added that short grass can also be helpful for certain species, with birds such as starlings favouring close-cropped lawns to search for prey.
Goodnestone Park's head gardener Paul Bagshaw added that he likes to use a mix of the two lengths on the terraced lawn in front of the house.
He does this by close-mowing the larger flat areas and leaving the grass to grow longer on the slopes, where red clover and daisies will eventually grow and provide flowers that pollinators love.