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By Esther McGinnis
NDSU Extension horticulturist 

Dakota Gardener: The messy and controversial science behind No Mow May


May 29, 2023

No Mow May is a popular conservation movement to encourage people to abstain from mowing their lawns during the month of May. The stated purpose is to allow weeds to grow and flower in the lawn to provide nectar and pollen to nourish early season pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

People are surprised that NDSU Extension isn’t promoting this practice. Our organization normally encourag...

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