In recent years, more and more votes have been raised for the proposal to wait until June to start mowing the lawn.
Followers of “No Mow May” (translated into French by In May, let it grow!) believe that lawn mowing leads to the loss and degradation of insect habitats, with the removal of many wildflowers that play a major role in feeding pollinators.
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So, this England-born movement wants to boost biodiversity by giving bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects more chance to reproduce before pulling the grass out from under their feet.
We told you about it Already last yearAnd, we are pleased to see, this year, that the City of Montreal is now encouraging its citizens to participate.
On Facebook, a post on the city’s official page also stated “Don’t mow in May, a simple gesture that has a very positive impact on our biodiversity!”
When you read the comments at the bottom of the said post, the boot pinches.
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Several citizens reported that the lawn in the garden near their homes had been cut in the past few days.
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The comment that appears most often in these cases is: “Do as we say, not as we do.”
Do you think Montreal should lead by example by waiting for June to start mowing the lawn?
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