The last day of May means the end of “No Mow May” in the city of La Crosse for 2022.
The city’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department expected about 500 properties to avoid mowing the grass during the month to allow plants to grow and bloom, providing food to pollinators. Instead of 500, though, it It signed up over 1,500.
City leaders are asking people who display “no-mow” yard signs to either return them to City Hall or keep the signs, if they plan on participating again next year.
For those who are mowing the first time this season, the city suggests setting the lawnmower to the highest setting, and mowing more than once over several days to get the grass to the level you want.
City officials will wait until the middle of June before enforcing the usual rules on keeping grass cut.