Cutting grass

Residents who have a small area of grass outside their garden for which the Council is responsible for maintaining, might like to volunteer to mow it while they are mowing their own lawn. Should save our authority a great deal of money. They might arrange for a neighbour to do ith if they are unable to for any reason

Why the contribution is important

To save money which could be better used elsewhere

by user121105 on November 28, 2013 at 12:07AM

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  • Posted by user734334 November 28, 2013 at 16:11

    I say instead plant with wild flowers and no mowing is necessary at all.
  • Posted by user690930 December 14, 2013 at 16:45

    Encourages collective citizenship as per the latest Gardening Show on TV about planting all front gardens
  • Posted by user412750 December 19, 2013 at 22:27

    In Australia, this sort of area is called the "nature strip" and residents are responsible for maintaining the one outside their property, by mowing it regularly, as you suggest. It works!

    I agree with yhin. Given the Council also has an objective to increase meadows in the city (for their beauty and for pollinating insects, upon which we all depend), wild flower
    meadows are a great idea. They would also need to be maintained by the nearest resident, or by agreement with
    another local person with the skills, interest and time.
  • Posted by user412750 December 19, 2013 at 22:29

    Addition to the above.
    While I agree with yhin, it is not true that wildflower meadows need no mowing at all. They do, but it is much reduced so that mowing occurs before the plants grow each year, and after they have set seed. If not mown at all, then grass and rank weeds take over. There are different sorts of meadows, with different mowing regimes. Both BCC and the Avon Wildlife Trust can advise.
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