It's June. Now what?

As of June 1, enforcement of City Code that limits grass height to six inches will resume and not mowing can result in a violation. It’s important to have sharp mower blades, plan to use the mower’s highest setting and go slower than normal. If the lawn grew exceptionally high, residents may need to weed whack areas prior to utilizing the mower. Consider “mulch mowing” to provide nutrients back to the soil. The City will also be providing free yard waste collection at the beginning of June to collect bagged grass clippings.

Even though No Mow May will end in June, residents can keep the momentum going in other ways. Planting pollinator-friendly plants or converting parts or all of their lawn to year-round pollinator-friendly turf are some ways to help the local pollinator community the rest of the year. Visit the City’s Pollinator Friendly Community website for resources. Residents may also consider installing a native plant rain garden, which helps feed pollinators, captures and treats stormwater runoff and reduces yard flooding. Visit the City’s stormwater webpage to learn what the City is doing to improve stormwater management and encourage native plantings. Visit the City’s partner website for information on planting rain gardens and selecting native plants. 

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1. What is No Mow May?
2. Why has the City endorsed No Mow May?
3. How can someone participate?
4. Are there any restrictions with No Mow May?
5. What about ticks?
6. What about mosquitoes?
7. It's June. Now what?