Wildflowers on their way to Hertfordshire’s roadsides

Roadside verges that are managed by Hertfordshire Couny Council could become home to wildflowers and the pollinators that feed on them, as the local authority is to test a new approach to grass cutting along the county’s roads.

Around 70 roadside verges in rural areas will be cut in a different way to encourage the growth of wildflowers. These areas will be cut only once a year, between mid-July and mid-August, with the grass cuttings removed.

The aim is to allow for the growth, flowering and seeding of wildflowers, as well as preventing the verges from being dominated by more aggressive plant species.

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