cutting long grass areas
We have a micro meadow in our small meadow, near the espalier apple tree. This year I mowed until June, which helped stop the bird's foot trefoil taking over and gave the grass a chance. I've seen grasshoppers in it this year - will strimming to trim it in a month or so hurt the wildlife? Should I do it in sections? The area nearest the apple tree will be left or cut with secateurs.