This is my first post here - I hope someone can help me!
I have created a modest grass/wildflower meadow (more grass than flower!) in my back garden. It's now fallen flat and if I try to revive it it's a bit smelly and damp, and the grass underneath is yellowing and dying.
I know it needs to be mown, but I'm concerned about the wildlife in there - butterflies and other insects may have laid their eggs there, etc. What do I do - just chop it down or wait until next spring when the insects will have hatched?