What if I think my grass is getting too long?

You can mow some of it or all of it!  This initiative is about habitat, but also about bringing attention to how we, as stewards of the land, can do things better, not only for pollinators, but also for ourselves.  Studies indicate that the optimal mowing cycle to specifically benefit pollinators, is every two weeks.  Even though the program is designed to go through May, you are not required to not mow the entire time.  Some years No Mow May might be fine before the first mow, and other years it may be too much but that is a decision is for you to make on your own property or parts of your property.

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1. What is No Mow May?
2. Who does this apply to?
3. Why is Northbrook doing this?
4. Is Northbrook the only village doing this?
5. Is there evidence that delayed mowing helps pollinators?
6. How do I participate?
7. Can I only do a portion of my yard?
8. What if I think my grass is getting too long?
9. Dandelions are non-native weeds, why should I let them grow?
10. What should I do about dandelion seed heads in my yard?
11. My neighbor is participating, and I don't like it.
12. What about ticks?
13. I have allergies, should I be concerned?
14. What happens after No Mow May for enforcement?
15. Does the Village grass height ordinance refer to all grasses?
16. What else can a property owner that cares deeply about pollinators be doing?