The city of Laurel is living up to its Bee City USA  designation by holding a  No Mow April campaign.

The campaign encourages people not to mow their lawns in the month of April to allow lawn flowers to bloom and feed hungry native bees and other pollinators emerging from hibernation when other flowers are scarce.

The city’s website says the campaign will help the environment in these other ways: 

  • Reducing mowing frequency will save water
  • Help lawns become more resilient to drought
  • Cut down on pollution by reducing emissions from gas-powered lawn equipment 

The City Council passed a resolution in February to relax the enforcement of long-grass rules during the month. 

-Joe Murchison