Create a network of rough grassland and grass margins

01 February 2019


Areas of rough grass offer a range of benefits. They can be used to buffer important features, and offer habitats for small mammals and beneficial insects. If located correctly, they can also help slow down erosion and run-off from fields.

Create strips of rough grass where they can deliver multiple benefits, for example along a watercourse; these should ideally by at least 5m wide.

Grass margins can also boost beneficial insects and small mammals, as well as buffer hedges, ponds and other environmental features.


Ask us a question about this page

Once you have submitted your query someone from the team will contact you. If needed, your query will then be passed to the appropriate NFU policy team.

By completing the form with your details on this page, you are agreeing to have this information sent to Championing the Farmed Environment for the purposes of contacting you regarding your enquiry. Please take time to read the CFE and NFU’s Privacy Policy if you require further information.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.