Less Lawn Mowing = More Bees

When it comes to improving habitat for beleaguered native bee species, doing less may accomplish more. New research by the USDA Forest Service and partners funded by the National Science Foundation

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  1. Sounds great but I have several concerns. First, our lawn mower is a cheaper riding mower which will not cut any higher than we have been mowing for years. To keep nutrients in place we use mulching blades which require more horsepower as the grass gets longer and clover gets thicker. Secondly, if we let the lawn grow that long and are successfully able to get through the tall and thick we would leave a mat of mulch which will choke out grass in spots. Lastly, to alleviate these concerns we would have to buy a more expensive mower with a deck which raises higher and has more horsepower. We cannot afford that option.

    So, am I missing some ideas to address these concerns without incurring additional costs?

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