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Your article about leaving weeds in lawn for butterflies?

Zone 3-4, Vermont | CyndyC added on July 25, 2015 | Answered

I was perusing this site for tips on getting rid of lawn weeds. I am happy to leave them be, except if they are to attract beneficial insects to lay their eggs, can I still mow every week?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 27, 2015

How about growing some flowers that would be beneficial and attract butterflies?
I would not avoid lawn care in order to avoid beneficial insects. It would likely attract more bad bugs than good ones.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/lawn-weed-identification.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/attracting-butterflies.htm

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