The City of Arden Hills is recognizing the "No Mow May" initiative to create additional early-season food and habitat for pollinators and other insect species in lawns. The city is allowing property owners to refrain from mowing during the month of May. Code enforcement (City Code, Chapter 6) for residences and businesses will be suspended from May 1-31. This will permit all property owners who wish to participate in this initiative to delay mowing until June. Property owners will have until June 10 to bring their property back into conformance with City Code.
Participating in No Mow May supports all of Minnesota's pollinators, including native bees, honeybees, ants, flies, beetles, birds, butterflies, and more! Avoiding mowing protects overwinter habitat for native bees and allows plants rich in nectar and other nutrients to grow as pollinator food when pollinators need it most. More healthy and biodiverse pollinators help Minnesota's urban landscapes and statewide agriculture thrive. Learn more at No Mow May - Bee City USA.