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No Mow May 

Welcome to Waterford Bee Company's guide to celebrating "No Mow May" - a simple yet powerful initiative designed to support our precious pollinators. As spring unfurls its colors and warmth, we invite you to join a growing movement that makes a big difference in the lives of honeybees, butterflies, and countless native pollinators. Let's dive into what No Mow May is all about, its benefits, and how you can participate.

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Increased Food Sources: Allowing your lawn and garden to grow naturally increases the number of flowering plants, providing essential nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinators.

Habitat Protection: Longer grasses and undisturbed soil offer crucial shelter for ground-nesting insects and other wildlife, protecting them from predators and harsh weather.

Biodiversity Boost: A less manicured garden promotes a diverse ecosystem, encouraging a variety of plant species and insect visitors, which leads to a healthier, more resilient environment.

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no mow may tips and tricks

By participating in No Mow May and adopting practices that support pollinators, you're contributing to a larger effort to protect and preserve our vital bee populations and the ecosystems they support. The Waterford Bee Company is proud to stand with you in these efforts. Together, we can make a difference for our planet, one garden at a time.

Start Small: If you're hesitant to let your entire lawn grow, designate a specific area for No Mow May. Even a small section can provide significant benefits for pollinators.

Water Wisely: Less frequent mowing means your lawn might need different watering. Water in the early morning to reduce evaporation and prevent diseases.

Natural Lawn Care: Skip the chemicals this month. Pesticides and herbicides can harm beneficial insects and disrupt the natural balance of your garden.

Educate and Inspire: Share your No Mow May journey with friends and neighbors. Education is key to growing this movement and making a bigger impact.

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NOt ready to stop mowing yet?

 

We know that holding off mowing can be tough. There are other ways you can support pollinators while still keeping your lawn neat and trim.


Plant Native Flowers: Adding native flowering plants to your garden provides a rich source of nectar and pollen throughout the growing season.

Create Bee Baths: Shallow water sources with stones or twigs for bees to land on can be life-saving for thirsty pollinators.

Leave Some Garden Debris: Postponing cleanup of leaves and fallen branches offers hiding spots and nesting materials for insects.

Build a Bee Hotel: Offer solitary bees a place to nest by setting up a bee hotel in a sunny, sheltered part of your garden.

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