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A mowing schedule for bees?

The cultural ideal of a lawn is a blinkless green monoculture. But biodiversity can occur in "imperfect" lawns, such as those that have flowering weeds like clovers, ground ivy, etc.   If you are encouraging the bees and want to keep some lawn, how often should you mow?  The answer may surprise you...Read the transcript by Jason G. Goldman.

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