Mankato will be bringing back “No Mow May” for 2023. Last year, the City piloted this initiative, and more than 700 people participated. “No Mow May” is designed to promote healthy habitats for early season pollinators, such as bees, by allowing grass to grow. In addition to growing grass, the University of Minnesota Extension Office shares information about how to plant and maintain a pollinator-friendly lawn.
During this month-long program, the City will temporarily suspend part of its ordinance that requires homeowners to keep grass less than 12 inches tall. Renters must have landlord permission to participate. Noxious weeds, which are considered a nuisance, will still need to be eradicated.
To participate, registration is required. Online registration opens Wednesday, March 15, and closes on Friday, April 28.