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Mitie trials flowering lawns to boost biodiversity

by | 20 Jun 24 | Nature & Biodiversity, Supplier News

Facilities management company, Mitie, is sowing the seeds of biodiverse landscapes with new flowering lawn trials.

The company is trialling the use of flowering lawns across two of its contracts in Leuchars and Dudley.

During the trials Mitie will measure the beneficial impact the flowering lawns have on the local biodiversity, recording the types of plant species present and their respective quantities.

As part of the assessment, Mitie has planted 34 plant species across two lawns, which have been cultivated using different techniques across three sections.

Over the next 12-36 months the company will record the results, measuring which plant species are thriving or underachieving.

The data generated from this trial will inform Mitie on the most appropriate sowing techniques, and the most suitable species for different climates and soil conditions – tailorable to the location of its customers.

Tim Howell, managing director, landscapes, Mitie, says:

“Our customers are showing increasing demand for solutions that support biodiversity on their sites, so we look forward to delving into the results of these trials to understand how flowering lawns can develop nature positive landscapes whilst maintaining a neat and attractive appearance.”

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