Long Islanders take part in No Mow May to help lawns flourish, aid early season pollinators

If you want the birds, bugs and the bees buzzing around all year, consider creating a native plant garden.

Krista McNally

May 16, 2024, 10:02 PM

Updated 31 days ago

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Pollinators like bees, butterflies, birds, and bats are vital for fertilization of plants, and critical to Long Island’s eco-system.
April and May are times when pollinators are emerging from the ground.
To protect the pollination process, people have chosen not to cut down their grass.
If you just have a suburban lawn monoculture, and then you are spraying on the lawn, watering and mowing the lawn, there is very little food for them.
Many on Long Island are partaking in No Mow May, an international movement to allow flowers to bloom on people’s lawns to help the early season pollinators.
If you want the birds, bugs and the bees buzzing around all year, consider creating a native plant garden.
“The best way to have a No Mow May is having a No Mow Entire Year by taking out a piece of your lawn and putting in a perennial plants that will feed your butterflies all the time," says Raju Rajan president of ReWild Long Island.


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