After getting a citation last year for our first attempt at a May Without Mowing, this year, I’m taking a more pro-active approach:
I made my very own No Mow May sign! Oh, but first: in the foreground, please appreciate our baby tree, which was only a tiny stick when we acquired it for Arbor Day 2020. Such a big, grown-up tree!
But back to the sign:
I am hoping to spread the “go native” gospel, but if I don’t, maybe people will at least realize that the swishy high grass is a conscious choice and not a sign of neglect. Especially since we’re on the Niska-Day parade route again this year.
And aren’t I fancy? I even included a QR code, which takes you to a page on this very blog with more information about No Mow May, planting native, and more.
Some of the new babies I planted last year are already making an experience. With others, we’re still waiting. But meanwhile, I also yanked out another invasive shrub from the back yard, with plans to pull a couple of others and replace them with something a little more eco-friendly. Cute W, meanwhile, is starting vegetable seeds this spring. All of our nurturing energy needs to go somewhere!