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NO MOW MAY - GOING ON NOW

Discover beautiful surprises in your yard

No Mow May: Welcome

JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT TO DELAY MOWING

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TRY NO MOW MAY THIS YEAR

Join the growing international movement to delay mowing until after May to:


  • Discover beautiful surprises in your yard

  • Create a diverse wildlife haven

  • Help increase ecosystem resilience

Learn More: Watch Lincoln Common Ground's No Mow May Talk

Pledge to participate in the No Mow May community for 2024!

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PICK UP YOUR FREE SIGN

Want to share with neighbors you are participating in No Mow May and spread the word? You can pick up a FREE sign to place in your yard that will give some info and a QR code to this site to inspire more support for the movement.

Pick up outside of the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust (LLCT) office on the second floor above Tack Room at 145 Lincoln Rd in Lincoln. While supplies last.

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SEE THE NO MOW MAY COMMUNITY

See pictures residents are submitting of the blooms, butterflies, bees and other beautiful surprises they are finding all month long!

Image by Erin Minuskin

WHY PARTICIPATE IN NO MOW MAY?

No Mow May is a chance to support pollinators, make a positive environmental impact, and experience the joy of flowers popping up in your own yard.

The first flowers of spring are emerging and their nectar is a critical food source for pollinators. Grass and flowers provide habitat for pollinators. Pollinators are essential for many plants to grow, including most of our fruit and vegetables. Globally, pollinator populations are declining from habitat loss and climate change. No Mow May is your chance to make a difference and support essential pollinators.

We encourage all Lincoln residents to give No Mow May a try (even if you're a little bit late to the party)! Hold off on mowing for the month - or even longer. Say no to herbicides and pesticides, which kill pollinators and the flowers they rely on. If you are not ready to take the full plunge, try leaving a section of your lawn un-mown. Or mow paths through your lawn and around edges.

We think of No Mow May and Low Mow Spring as small steps toward making yards friendlier for wildlife and people alike.

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NO MOW MAY SIGNS

You may see neighbors displaying a sign to share they are participating in No Mow May. You may have landed on this page because you scanned the QR code that led you to this site to learn more. Welcome!

Feel free to plan to participate in No Mow May, and check back soon for opportunities to pick up a sign to show your support then.

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LEARN MORE

Watch the recording of Lincoln Common Ground's No Mow May talk from 2023 to learn more about why Lincoln is joining the global No Mow May movement. Get tips, including how to talk to landscapers and do to when you are ready to mow.

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LET YOUR GARDEN GROW WILD TED TALK

Many gardeners work hard to maintain clean, tidy environments ... which is the exact opposite of what wildlife wants, says ecological horticulturist Rebecca McMackin. She shows the beauty of letting your garden run wild, surveying the success she's had increasing biodiversity even in the middle of New York City — and offers tips for cultivating a garden that can be home to birds, bees, butterflies and more.

No Mow May: News
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