Gardeners in France: why you shouldn't mow your lawn weekly

Gardener Eric Lenoir wants you to mow your lawn a whole lot less. Here's why...
Gardener Eric Lenoir wants you to mow your lawn a whole lot less. Here's why...

Landscape gardener Eric Lenoir refuses to systematically mow lawns for clients, saying it is better to let the grass grow.

He is trying to change the world of gardening so that mowing the lawn once a week becomes outdated. He is the author of a book Petit traité du jardin punk (Short treatise on a punk garden), and has a vast experimental garden, Le Flérial, at Montholon, Yonne.

Advantages of mowing less

“Mowing is harmful to the environment. It takes away the long grasses and wild flowers which feed and shelter insects, birds, small mammals and reptiles,” he told Connexion. “A green, perfectly ...

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