Have you thought of abandoning your lawn. Th Wellington City Council is encouraging people to think about the benefits of meadows.
The council team at Botanic Garden ki Paekākā are putting down their mowers and growing a meadow on Glenmore Lawn (pictured).
Not mowing means less maintenance but also has benefits for the environment. Not mowing saves on petrol and also promotes bio diversity. Bees, insects and caterpillars all love long grass.
What do you think about growing meadows and not cutting lawns?
The Wellington City Council is reminding people to keep their dogs on a lead.
"We have noticed that many of our native birds are currently nesting in some of our parks and reserves! This is just a little reminder to make sure your kurī are on leads in our parks and reserves where required so that we can keep our beautiful native birds safe.
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