No Mow May is a conservation initiative to allow grass to grow for the month of May to create habitat and forage for early season pollinators and other wildlife. This program invites residents to refrain from mowing their lawn, or a portion of their lawn, to support the survival of pollinators and increase the diversity of wildlife. Reduced mowing in the month of May will also lessen carbon emissions and reduce energy consumption.
How it works: During the month of May, the Village will suspend code enforcement to not cite violations related to long-grass rules.* This will allow property owners to delay or reduce lawn mowing to partake in the program. Participation is voluntary, residents will not be required to register their property or display a sign demonstrating participation in the program. However, if a resident would like to demonstrate involvement in the initiative, they may do so by downloading the flyer.
*The suspension of code enforcement is temporary and will resume one (1) week after May 31, 2023.
More information on how to help pollinators.