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  • Integrated Pest Management
  • What's Bugging You?
  • Lawn Care
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No Mow May? No way! Learn why No Mow May is well-intentioned but not the best option, and stick around to learn a lawncare practice that improves water quality.

Links and Notes from the Event

Q: Any thoughts on aeration? 
A: Aeration is a best practice for lawns that are compacted. The best time to aerate a lawn is late summer. See the Cornell Turfgrass Program's Soil Compaction page for more details. 

Q: Will putting grass clippings in your garden introduce dandelions? 
A: If dandelion seedheads were present when the lawn was cut, then yes, grass clippings could introduce dandelion seeds into a garden. However, clippings from different parts of the yard that did not have dandelions could still be used. Note that because dandelion seeds are windblown, it's always possible for new plants to appear in a garden.

About our "What's Bugging You?" series

Each month at New York State Integrated Pest Management's "What's Bugging You? First Friday" events, experts share practical information and answer questions on using integrated pest management (IPM) to avoid pest problems and promote a healthy environment where you live, work, learn and play. We end with an IPM Minute, and cover a specific action you can take in the next few days to help you avoid pest problems.

See our Upcoming Event Schedule

Date & Time

May 3, 2024
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

More information about this event.

Contact Information

Matt Frye, Community IPM Extension Area Educator

  • mjf267 [at]


Joellen Lampman, New York State Integrated Pest Manatement

Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, New York State Integrated Pest Management


New York State Integrated Pest Management

Cornell AgriTech

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