Why you shouldn’t mow the law every week

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If you’re in the habit of mowing your lawn at least once a week, you may want to consider mowing less after knowing what we know.

We get it– there’s nothing as satisfying as looking out at a freshly mowed lawn on a summer’s day. Mowing your lawn means keeping those wildflowers and weeds tame around your landscape, which probably seems like a problem that needs to be dealt with frequently. You may want to consider letting those weeds and wildflowers grow just a bit for the bees.

By mowing your lawn every week you are leaving no life for bees to feed on. Now maybe this doesn’t seem like a huge problem, because who would want bees on their lawn? Typically worker bees don’t leave their colonies unless a queen brings and leaves the hive along bees with her.

In 2007, beekeepers were seeing cases of colony collapse disorder (CCD) where honeybees were leaving their colonies for good. Typically worker bees don’t leave their colonies unless a queen brings and leaves the hive along bees with her. The fact that bees are leaving can happen for numerous reasons, but not having enough food or water is certainly one of them.

Now maybe you hate bees and don’t really care about them thriving at all, but if you care about your garden, you would consider cutting that lawn at least every other week so the bees have something to feed on (and use to pollinate your precious plants).

Bees are natural pollinators, which help the growth of your plants. Without bees, these plants wouldn’t thrive or could even die off completely.

Just make sure to pick up the dog poop before mowing your lawn, because it can be a serious threat to the health of your yard.

By mowing your lawn every week you are leaving no life for bees to feed on. Now maybe this doesn’t seem like a huge problem, because who would want bees on their lawn?

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