Stop Mowing Lawns Now in Minnesota
If you were hoping to NOT mow your lawn for a bit, I have some good news. According to a note on social media, no one in Minnesota has to pull out their lawnmower for an entire month.
Here's Why Yards in Minnesota Are Looking Like A Mess
Every neighborhood has that one yard where it looks like the family doesn't care about their lawn. FYI, that is my lawn. We care but we honestly have a million things going on right now and picking up the sticks, raking out my flowerbeds, and weeding our yard is just not happening.
If you are a bit stressed or not quite ready for the added responsibility of lawn care, I've got a bit of good news for you. According to the Rochester Park & Recreation Facebook page, No Mow May is back.
May is when pollinator species are the most vulnerable, as they have just returned from migration or come out of hibernation and need locally-sourced nectar to continue their life cycles and colonies. - rochestermn.gov
We also have bee hives at our house and unfortunately, we have a really hard time keeping them alive during the winter. That's not uncommon and many, many bees die during those cold months. In fact, we've had bee hives for about 6 years and have only successfully had them survive a winter once. Anything that can be done to help the bees and other pollinators survive is super important because it's been a huge struggle and is not getting easier for them.