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Long Grass Policy

Grasses

In 2019 – 2021 we trialled leaving areas of grass to grow throughout the spring and summer season at various sites across the city. The grass was cut once at the start and once at the end of the season.

A one metre swathe cut along the edges is used to highlight the different management technique. This gives a clean and well maintained look whilst promoting biodiversity in targeted areas across the city.

By cutting the grass less often there is more habitat and nectar for insect pollinators. This is turn creates more space and ‘corridors’ for wildlife to move along, eventually increasing biodiversity.

Grass provides shelter and food for insects and other invertebrates, which provide food sources for other wildlife such as small mammals and birds.

More carbon will be absorbed by the grass due to carbon sequestration. It also provides much more interest for people to enjoy as they pass by.

This programme of works has resulted in a re-emergence of native flowers within our verges.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 27 June 2022