What is ‘No Mow May’ and Other Ways to Help Bees This Month
The goal of "No Mow May" is to pause mowing during the month of May, allowing flowers to bloom in your lawn to help early season pollinators
Have you heard of ‘No Mow May? If you’re not a fan of cutting your grass so often, lean in. The goal of “No Mow May” is to pause mowing during the month of May, allowing flowers to bloom in your lawn to help early season pollinators. Several studies that show reducing the frequency benefits bees, butterflies and grasshoppers and fireflies. While there are many benefits, the downside of tall grass is giving a hiding place to predators and interrupting other natural systems when it’s finally cut. There are several things you can do to help pollinators. Provide trees and native plants for bees. when a tree blooms, it provides hundreds — if not thousands — of blossoms to feed from and gives them an essential habitat. Something as simple as creating a bath for them is beneficial. Fill a shallow bird bath with clean water, and arrange pebbles and stones inside so that they break the water’s surface. bees will land on the stones and pebbles to take a long, refreshing drink.