Thursday, 25 April 2024 16:29

Sustainable Saratoga Kicks Off NO MOW MAY Campaign

Resting lawnmowers in May to help highly at-risk pollinators. Resting lawnmowers in May to help highly at-risk pollinators.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sustainable Saratoga announces NO MOW MAY, joining the nation-wide effort to encourage all homeowners, farmers, municipalities, highway departments and businesses to rest their lawnmowers through the end of May to help our highly at-risk pollinators.

Populations of pollinators and insects are being impacted the globe. Pesticides and habitat loss are the primary killers of these vital insects who pollinate 70 of 100 USA major crops. In 2021, 45% of bee colonies in the US were lost. Since 1998, 88% of Monarch Butterflies disappeared in the Eastern US and 95% of Monarchs have perished in the Western U.S.

NO MOW MAY is a fundamental assist for the Bees enabled by not cutting the pollen portals of the Clover, Violets, and Dandelions in May. 

Letting lawns go natural through the end of May will allow the bees, moths, butterflies, and other pollinators to safely exit their winter ground homes and find the only nectar nourishment available during late April and early May.

Sustainable Saratoga has NO MOW MAY lawn signs available for people to place on their yard announcing support of the effort. Signs come with a $10 requested donation and will be available at pick-up locations in Saratoga Springs and Stillwater. Signs can be purchased online by following this link or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pick up only; signs cannot be shipped

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