Wonder why some lawns don’t get mowed until June? May is the start of the pollinator season, but only if there are enough plants to pollinate and host. Read Here’s What to Know About the “No Mow May” Movement.
Of particular note are what Doug Tallamy and Tamson Yeh said in this article. Having the native (and non-native) plants ready to go will be the answer. I have lots of violets (Viola spp.), spring beauty (Claytonia virginica), and yellow trout lily (Erythronium americanum) growing in my yard. Following are squirrel corn (Dicentra canadenis), Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica), and cutleaf toothwort (Cardamine concatenata).
Once the lawn is mowed, there are wild geranium (Geranium maculatum), bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora), false rue meadow (Enemion biternatum), common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) the host plant for the monarch butterfly, and golden Alexander (Zizia aurea) in the woodland and prairie.
You should try it!
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