A perfectly manicured lawn is a symbol of the American suburbs. It’s part of the American dream of home ownership. A pristine plot of grass signals that the homeowners are hardworking, responsible members of the community and care about their property’s aesthetic. A lawn full of dandelions and other weeds signals neglect.

However, No Mow May is asking Americans to reconsider their relationship with their lush green lawns and what it means to be a responsible property owner in the face of climate change.

Learn the reasons for this movement in the Digital Edition of the Spring 2023 Issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine.