Dave Smitley, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Entomology | Whether you choose weed-free or a more relaxed approach to your lawn, here are some practices that will keep it bee-friendly.
G. T. Lyman| In 1994, a law banned grass clippings, tree leaves, branches and twigs from all landfills in Michigan. These items are considered yard waste, and prior to 1994, it accounted for approximately 20 to 25 percent of Michigan’s throwaway trash.
G.T. Lyman, and P.E. Rieke | Mowing is the most basic practice for maintaining lawn turf. Mowing performed at the correct height and frequency is essential to the health and density of the stand. Removing leaf tips induces plants to form new sprouts, increasing stand density.