No Mow May – What’s Bedford Thinking?

The Boston Globe recently published an article about a new movement called “No Mow May.” No Mow May: What to know about the campaign to help your garden become a pollinator’s paradise [paywall]Boston Globe May 8, 2023. This movement started in the United Kingdom to help pollinators and it’s had lots of publicity, both pro and con. Another article from the Associated Press says the sentiment is good, but the no mowing policy doesn’t really help. No Mow May? Good intentions, bad approach, critics sayAP May 4, 2023. 

Are those participating really doing it to help the pollinators or is this just a good excuse not to do a chore you don’t want to?

For whatever the reason, “What’s Bedford Thinking?”

Are you mowing your lawn in the month of May?

  • Yes (71%, 123 Votes)
  • No (22%, 38 Votes)
  • I don't have a lawn to mow (7%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 173

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Ed Rogalski
May 13, 2023 1:28 pm

I think lawns should be mowed regularly given the problem we have with ticks in Bedford. Ticks would thrive in the longer grass and weeds.