Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No. 35: Mow mead­ows

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

The wild­flower meadow in your gar­den will have com­pleted its an­nual cy­cle by now and be ready to mow. Wait for a suit­able dry sunny spell, then move in. If you’re skilled with the scythe, your mo­ment has come. If not, a strim­mer will do an ad­e­quate job or a disc mower on a larger scale. Cut the sward at the base so that the whole lot falls cleanly in one go. Leave the re­sult for a few days to al­low seeds to fall to the soil and fauna to re­turn to safety. Then, rake it all off.


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