Spring sunshine in the UK is pretty short lived. We had a burst in March and April but May has given way to the usual cloudy, chilly days associated with being battered by winds roaring in from the Atlantic.
Personally, I love it. The change is always welcome, and the rain makes the grass grow so quickly!
If I was inclined to clean lawn lines I’d have to be out there everyday. But in the interests of sustainability (less electricity used), biodiversity and as a playground for the cats I leave the lawn long, just trimming the edges with the mower. The cats lounge in it like lions, sleepily surveying their green ‘savannah’.
Leaving the grass long means moisture is retained through the summer if the rains ever eases up, which is seldom in the North West of the UK. Insects increase too, which is great for biodiversity in my mini oasis (8m x 6m).
So when you’re next thinking about getting the mower out think about the thousands of creatures that are using your lawn as their home. Do you really need to evict them so you have a tidy lawn?