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Lack of explanatory signage leads most Cornwall No Mow May participants to give up early

Pressure from neighbours speculated for early end

June 27, 2022  By Turf & Rec

Most of the 192 Cornwall, Ont. residents who registered for the spring’s “No Mow May” program caved during the final week of the campaign and mowed their lawns prematurely. It is speculated they either did so out of fear their neighbours might disapprove or they succumbed to direct pressure from their peers. The city intended to have lawn signs prepared in advance to notify others of their intentions of leaving their lawns in a temporary natural state as a means of attracting pollinators. But the program was half over before the signs could be distributed, and pressure was already mounting on the participants to mow their yards.


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