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Natural Awakenings Healthy Living Magazine

Don’t Mow this Month

The city of Ann Arbor has unanimously passed the No Mow May initiative 2022, recognizing that bees and other pollinators are integral to pollination of plants in order to grow a wide diversity of essential foods including fruit, nuts and vegetables. Not mowing lawns would allow for early-season emergence and maturation among pollinators. This is intended only to be a voluntary program that homeowners are encouraged to take part in.

Additionally, it would reduce the emissions produced from gas-powered mowers, increase the effectiveness of green space and reduce noise pollution. The population of insects that pollinate is already threatened due to habitat loss, pathogens, parasites and neonicotinoid use.