If you’re fastidious about mowing your lawn, this tip might be challenging for you, but try it anyway: Let the last few weeks of the mowing season pass without that weekly chore. Grasses, wildflowers and even weeds that grow wild produce seed heads, which are essential food for birds in the fall and winter months. When birds are making their annual migrations, they’ll stop to feed on the seed heads of grasses and weeds. When the ground is covered in snow, the tall plants will poke through and provide much-needed sustenance for a variety of birds. If you can’t allow your whole yard to grow wild, even a small section of unmowed lawn can help our feathered friends.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION