In a continuation of the City’s pollinator-friendly policies and practices, the Golden Valley City Council has adopted a resolution supporting No-Mow May.
The initiative encourages residents to refrain from mowing lawns through the month of May to allow temperatures to remain above 50 degrees for a period of about a week so that ground-nesting insects, including various bee species, can wake from hibernation. Delaying mowing also allows beneficial forbs to bloom to provide more abundant habitat and food sources to insects in the spring.
To differentiate No-Mow May participants from neglectful property owners, the City will require a fast and free registration for the initiative. Watch for it on the Pollinators page on the City website. Residents participating in No-Mow May will still be required to control noxious weeds on their properties.
For more information on pollinator habitats, visit the Pollinators page on the City website.