No Mow May

Town of Ledgeview No Mow May Registration Information

No Mow May is a conservation initiative that encourages people to stop mowing or mow less often for the month of May to create habitat and provide resources for bees and other early-season pollinators.  This is particularly important in urban areas where floral resources are often limited.  First popularized by Plantlife, an organization based in the United Kingdom, No Mow May is gaining traction across North America.  The premise behind the idea is to wait until the first of June to mow your lawn. This gives some of the nectar-bearing plants that are unable to bloom at shorter heights a chance to flower and provide needed nutrients to our pollinators.

During the month of May, Ledgeview will relax the enforcement of long-grass rules, allowing residents to voluntarily delay or reduce lawn cutting as a way to promote pollinator-friendly habitat early in the growing season.

Help to increase habitat and food for pollinators!

Register by emailing with your name and address, or call Amy at 336-3360 ext. 117 to get registered.

An information sheet will be emailed to all participants.


  1. “No Mow May” will begin on May 2, 2022, and end on May 31, 2022. Residents are encouraged to not mow or dig in their yards during the month of May. Digging disturbs hibernating bees. Mowing cuts down their food sources.
  2. All yards must be brought into full compliance by June 1. Keep in mind that if we have an especially wet May, lawns may get quite tall. Residents will need to judge at what point their mowers might not handle tall grass, and then cut their lawn earlier than June 1, if necessary. Lawns must be mowed to a height of 12″ or less by end of day on June 1, 2022.
  3. The Town does not and will not be picking up grass clippings or other yard waste. Those who participate will need to take care of their own composting or mulching.  Yard waste can be taken to the compost site located on Rockland Road.
  4. No Mow May is still bound by the limits of our Chapter 68-2 Public Nuisances Prohibited. Specifically section C. 5. “All trees, hedges, billboards or other obstructions which prevent persons driving upon public streets, alleys or highways from obtaining a clear view of traffic when approaching an intersection or pedestrian crosswalk.”
  5. This is entirely voluntary. Residents can opt not to mow, or can mow as normal, the Town will still be mowing medians and other public property.

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