Madison: Mow Two Times this Low Mow May 2023
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~ The City of Madison is encouraging its citizens to join in its Low Mow May 2023 efforts and support pollinators and green spaces by mowing less. Starting May 1, 2023, the City will not be issuing violations for lawns with grass taller than eight inches as it normally would per City Ordinance.

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said, "Madison is a certified Bee City which means we've made an official commitment to do what we can to conserve native pollinators. Low Mow May is just one initiative the City is taking to provide bees and other species with a healthy habitat that is rich in a variety of native plants, provides nest sites, and is protected from pesticides."

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Research has shown significant declines in native pollinator population sizes and ranges globally due to habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change. Lawn heights of at least five inches support the most bees when there are lawn flowers like dandelions, clovers, and violets. This is the time of year pollinators begin to emerge from hibernation to search for food sources. The City recommends mowing twice this month instead of every seven to ten days in order to give pollinators the best chance at reproducing.

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