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Posted March 14. 2018 4:22PM

UNH research finds lazy neighbors who seldom mow are doing bees a solid

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A bumblebee feeds on a dandelion. (Courtesy/UNH Bee Lab)

The researchers found that taking a "lazy lawn mower" approach and mowing every two weeks rather than weekly can help encourage bee habitat in suburban lawns by allowing flowers to bloom. Longer intervals between mowing lets the lawn flowers bloom, which helps bees. She says, "Mowing less frequently is practical, economical and a timesaving alternative to replacing lawns or even planting pollinator gardens."