Yes, there is a right way to mow the lawn so you can achieve a beautiful yard without causing harm to wildlife. It's simple: Start by mowing from the center of your lawn and working slowly out. This movement gives wildlife of all sizes the opportunity to notice the disturbance and find the time to run outward, away from your lawn mower. Starting with the outer edges of the lawn and working in can force wildlife to run toward the center, where they can be stuck with no escape.
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