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Don’t mow your lawn, save the B’s

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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 05:43 AM
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Lately with the rain we’ve been having and the beautiful sunny weather I’ve been put under intense pressure to keep our burgeoning lawns under control by my lovely wife. However, I’ve been busy and neglected said lawn and little flowers have popped up all over. Sitting out the front this arvo, sipping on a can I noticed a plethora of bees zooming around. I took the opportunity and googled how much difference an unmowed lawn can make to the local bee population and various sites claim up to 30% increase. So if you don’t feel up to mowing, and the beer fridge is over stocked, crack a tinny, and instead of mowing sit back and relax safe in the knowledge that your helping retain the circle of life, which is a perfect excuse if the missus is on your back about it 👍




posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 05:53 AM
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I would love the luxury. Late fall here and the yard needs mowing one more time before the snow flies.
As for cycle of life, I'm surrounded by fields more habitable and I don't want to aid in the reproduction of ticks.
I don't care if my yard is aesthetically pleasing to the eye either.
I get what you are saying though and for some that might be a viable idea.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 05:55 AM
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My understanding is the bees assasinate the ticks
Snow flies aren’t a massive problem in these parts mostly sand flies and blow flies. Seriously though I’d love to sit on the verandah and watch it snow a reply to: AccessDenied


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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 05:59 AM
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originally posted by: kingparrot
My understanding is the bees assasinate the ticks
Snow flies aren’t a massive problem in these parts mostly sand flies and blow flies. Seriously though I’d love to sit on the verandah and watch it snow a reply to: AccessDenied


Wasps might kill them, yes. But I have no desire for either with pets and children in my house. So off to mow I go.
The first few snowfalls are nice....after that I'm over it.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 06:00 AM
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Yeah I was kidding about the bee assassins.a reply to: AccessDenied



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 06:03 AM
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originally posted by: kingparrot
Yeah I was kidding about the bee assassins.a reply to: AccessDenied


I wasn't.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 06:06 AM
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YES!


Wish I could but come spring there's the mold, and township ordnance would be in violation. 😔


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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 06:08 AM
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I know, that’s what I like most about the conversation we just had. When I eventually tour rural USA I’ll buy you a beer and we’ll shoot the breeze about ticks and bee’s a reply to: AccessDenied



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 06:15 AM
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😁 but... the bees. The missus said I’m mowing tomorrow whether I like it or not... a reply to: Bigburgh



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 06:28 AM
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9a reply to: kingparrot

I have plenty of Rose Of Sharon's and a garden. Put up a few hummingbird feeders, so I had honey bees, bumblebees, hummingbirds and this bald face wasp..

They helped my Reapers and ghost peppers.



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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 06:35 AM
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Bumblebees are awesome, we don’t get them around here, I’ve only seen them down in Tasmania. B52’s cruising around. That’s one healthy looking chilli
The wasp looks like a samurai. a reply to: Bigburgh


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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 06:58 AM
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My neighbors and the HOA would lose their s***

*sigh*



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 07:03 AM
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originally posted by: kingparrot
I know, that’s what I like most about the conversation we just had. When I eventually tour rural USA I’ll buy you a beer and we’ll shoot the breeze about ticks and bee’s a reply to: AccessDenied


Afraid you'd have to cross a border for that eh?



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 07:06 AM
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Im lucky my neighbours are sweet as and they love me most of the time. It’s the wife who gives me grief. a reply to: FamCore



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 07:07 AM
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we had some yeallow Jackets along the fence, I think they were africanized, I was raking and hit the nest, they chased me all the into my house and keep reattacking me for 2 hours after.

No one was safe even my cat for like 4 hours.

I'm not proud to say I parked a running mower over the hole till the gas ran out.

the didn't come back this year.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 07:08 AM
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Avoid the ticks at all costs ! My husband got a tick bite (didn`t even know he had been bitten) and was hospitalized with a severe intestinal infection from a "tick borne illness" .

After massive doses of multiple antibiotics, and an infusion of platelets, he is over the infection --- but now has ITP (autoimmune disease that destroys the platelets) and we start with a hematologist in a couple of weeks , hoping to get it into remission.

They are a much more serious problem than I ever knew. Now our lives are changed forever .



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 07:08 AM
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Mosquitoes and gnats, that's why I cut the grass... have a tree right next to the house the bees love and I let it alone so they can still get what they need.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 07:08 AM
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I’ll cross any border for a beer, especially a beer in a new pub. a reply to: AccessDenied



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 07:13 AM
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I live on a golf course that closed down a few years ago. I still cut the fairway behind the house but most don't. The surrounding uncut fairway is now a massive ecosystem for insects and animals.

Great for the environment but for a homeowner, not ideal. Some of the neighbors told me they have rat and snake issues. For the most part they stay clear of my home because there is nowhere to hide. I keep the fairway behind me very short.

One neighbor told me he told me he was killing about 10 large rats a week. It's not just rats either. Raccoons, opossums which can do a lot of damage to a home once they get in the attic.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 07:14 AM
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We surround the house with citronella when it’s been a bit damp to keep away the mozzies, it’s a purple haze. Hmmmm I wonder how the bees feel about that a reply to: Irishhaf



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