Bee conservation is in full swing with people planting gardens to help fuel their local bee populations. In a similar vein, No Mow May was started in the UK and is now gaining popularity in the US.
A quarter of the bee species in North America are currently at risk of extinction. Bees help pollinate at least 35 percent of the global food supply. Our plants depend on the bees and we depend on the plants for food.
By not mowing your lawn in May – a prime month for lawn flowers like dandelions, clover and violets – you can help give your local bee population a leg up and a sure source of pollen.
The added bonus is that you can save yourself the trouble of mowing your lawn for a few weeks!