Hampton Heath Brown Argus

Grass raking: The Great Grassland Work-Out

Saturday 24 June 2023
10:00 to 12:00

Come and join us this weekend - do as much (or as little) as you wish! The Hampton Heath kick-about area has been mown short this week, so this week’s potential tasks include everyone’s favouritešŸ˜¬:

  • Raking up grass cuttings - essential to reducing the vigour of coarse grasses (which outcompete most wildflowers) by preventing nutrients being recycled… and a great workout!

  • Litter - Laughing gas cannisters and balloons earlier in the week: There’s always some…

  • Paths - Continuing to tackle the spreading bramble, and in some places high, coarse grasses too.

  • Wildlife recording - productive use of time while taking a breather!

  • Informal wooden seats and signs - If we get this far, move some of the previously cut oak rounds to public areas - and (hopefully) reduce people’s desire to move the reptile survey tiles


WHEN: From 10am SATURDAY (24th June) until around midday.

WHERE: Meet at the goalpost, rear of David Lloyd as usual. Over to David Lloyd for free tea/coffee or cold drinks at around 12.

WHO: Anyone and everyone. As always, please bring some protective gloves, sensible footwear, sunscreen, drinking water etc. and children must be accompanied.

WHAT: We provide the litter-pickers/bags as always, and as many tools as I can barrow, but if you have your own secateurs, rake, strimmer or hedge trimmer (battery), please do bring them along.


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Hope to see you on SATURDAY!

All messages and feedback are very welcome! You can email us direct on anything related at: [email protected]

Contact Art Gelling
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Rear of David Lloyd, Hampton: Staines Road
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