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About Mowing Lawns

If the meadow vegetation is allowed to grow tall, oases of biodiversity will form. Extensive low-mowed lawns are a beauty ideal of the past. Less mowing is beautiful and useful: it creates habitats for both ordinary and rare species, and adds diversity to the urban environment. In summer we can enjoy acvariety of flowers, listen to birdsong and the buzz of insects. Uncut green areas do not dry out in dhot weather, they also require less maintenance. A green area with overgrown meadow vegetation absorbs more rainwater than the mowed lawn does, thus reducing the load on urban sewerage systems, being an example of how balanced urban nature can benefit nature, people and urban systems at the same time.


Unmowed Lawn in the North Tallinn section of the Pollinator Highway.  Wall painting "Sustainable Mobility" pictured in the background

Let's Mow less, and Grow More!

Less frequently mowed green areas affect urban space in the following ways:

  • Enrich the urban space with a natural environment where insects and flowering plants flutter;
  • Offer competition for artificial surfaces and automotive;

  • Create a colorful and exciting environment for recreation and adventures;

  • Contribute to the creation of a modern and well-thought-out urban space;

  • Inspire the introduction of biodiversity into city gardens.

Less frequently mowed green areas affect the natural environment in the following ways:

  • Instead of dried-out lawns, species-rich and lush meadows are brought back;

  • Creates habitats for both common and rare insect and plant species;

  • Support biodiversity and help alleviate the sixth wave of extinction;

  • Noise, excessive fuel consumption and air pollution are reduced;

  • The heat island effect, ie the local increase of high air temperature in urban space, will decrease.

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