Living on the Verge

Having finally received the licence from Leeds City Council to “cultivate” our roadside verges, we decided, at short notice, to cut a small section of the grass verge along Moor Lane.

An important part of this management strategy is to remove all the cuttings. If left, the cuttings would rot down and fertilise the soil which encourages the more vigorous grasses to grow which swamps any wild flower growth. Denuding the soil of nutrients favours the growth of the colourful wild flowers that used to be a part of our countryside landscape.

Cutting and raking the long, dead grasses along Moor Lane.

Cutting and raking the long, dead grasses along Moor Lane.

 

Even though few cars were encountered, safety is a priority with roadside signs and fluorescent jackets.

Even though few cars were encountered, safety is a priority with roadside signs and fluorescent jackets.

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