No Mow Month 2024
April 1 - April 30Free
Throughout the entire month of April, the Cumberland River Compact is encouraging residents of Davidson County to give their mowers a rest and let their grass grow! By participating in No Mow Month, residents can actively improve water quality, reduce carbon emissions, and create healthy habitats.
Participants will receive a No Mow Month yard sign to display in their yard in the month of April.
Manicured lawns do not allow enough water to sink into the ground during peak rainfall events. Instead, this water flows over surfaces as runoff and carries with it oils from mowers, pet waste, fertilizers, and other pollutants that are harmful to nearby waterways.
When grass is allowed to grow taller, its roots grow deeper. The deep roots break up the soil, enabling more water to be absorbed into the ground. The roots will then naturally filter pollutants from the water. The more water able to infiltrate into the soil, the more our groundwater supplies will be replenished and will help to keep streams alive during drought periods.
Sign up for No Mow Month and pledge to let your grass grow!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where can I pick up my No Mow Month sign?
After registering, you will receive an email in March with information about where to pick up a sign.
Will I be fined by Metro Codes if I let my grass grow tall?
No! We are partnering with Metro Nashville on this project; as long as residents keep their grass below 12 inches in height and visibly display their No Mow Month signs in their yards, they will be in compliance with Metro’s High Grass and Weeds code.
Residents are encouraged to check HOA guidelines to ensure compliance with additional neighborhood regulations.
What do I do at the end of No Mow Month?
When it does come time to mow your grass at the end of April, be sure to have a weed eater handy for the first pass over. The grass may be too long for your mower to handle.