No Mow May is an campaign that encourages people to skip mowing their lawns during the month of May. While it may seem like a small gesture, it can have significant environmental benefits. Here are a few reasons why we’re supporting No Mow May:
-Supports pollinators: Wildflowers and other flowering plants that grow in unmowed lawns provide important sources of nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. By allowing these plants to flourish, you are helping to support these important species.
-Reduces carbon emissions: Gas-powered lawn mowers are a significant source of carbon emissions, which contribute to climate change. By skipping mowing your lawn for a month, you are reducing your carbon footprint.
-Saves water: Lawns require a lot of water to stay green and lush. By not mowing your lawn, you are allowing the grass to grow taller, which can help to shade the soil and reduce water evaporation. This can help to conserve water, especially in dry areas.
-Improves soil health: When grass is allowed to grow longer, it can develop deeper roots, which can help to improve soil health. Deep roots can access more nutrients and water, which can help to make your lawn more resilient to drought and other environmental stresses.
-Reduces noise pollution: Lawn mowers are loud, and the noise they produce can be disruptive to people and wildlife. By skipping mowing your lawn for a month, you can reduce noise pollution in your neighborhood and give wildlife a break from the constant noise.
No Mow May is a simple and effective way to support the environment and promote sustainability. By participating in this initiative, you can help to support pollinators, reduce carbon emissions, conserve water, improve soil health, and reduce noise pollution. So, why not give it a try? Your lawn (and the planet) will thank you!