No Mow May is a movement that started in the UK, all to help the bees. The idea is to leave your lawn alone all month to allow lawn flowers to bloom and feed native bees. Studies in Wisconsin, Kentucky and Massachusetts have shown that lawn flowers support a diverse population of bees and other pollinators. Here are some tips:
- First, check to make sure it’s ok if you have an HOA or with the city.
- Post a sign to let your neighbors know what you’re doing
When it’s time to mow, reduce the height of your grass in stages and consider leaving your grass taller than usual. Keeping your lawn at four or four-and-a-half inches helps to keep the majority of flowering plants intact.
Read more about No Mow May here and get ideas for alternatives to grass