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May 2023

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By Eileen Mozinski Schmidt Special to Conley Media With spring in the air, homeown- ers may feel ready to dive into gar- dening and lawn care. For those looking to join the trend of extending Mother Nature a hand through more natural lawn care, some areas have organized local efforts. A group of residents in the Elm Grove Beautification Committee have worked together with the vil- lage in recent years to encourage ecologically-focused lawn care. "The Beautification Committee's goals in promoting this initiative is to remind homeowners that their actions at home matter to our native pollinators and the need for early season forage," a statement from the committee said. The group worked with the vil- lage administration to waive an ordinance that lawns could not be longer than 7 inches during the month of May. The effort was built on the "No Mow May" concept and also in C O N T E N T S NARI remodeling event returns this weekend after three-year hiatus Signs of not caring enough for our plants What to look for when installing bay windows A publication of the Waukesha Freeman and Oconomowoc Enterprise • May 2023 Lawns loved by Mother Nature Photo submitted by Nicci Sternitzky Native Virginia bluebells planted in Nicci Sternitzky's lawn in Elm Grove. The bluebells are a bumblebee nectar source for early emerging queen bees, according to Sternitzky. See ECO-FRIENDLY/PAGE 2 Elm Grove group leads way locally on eco-friendly No Mow May BEE CITY USA

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