Hello - The government in charge of our two cities has a law that grass/weeds should not grow taller than 6" - I heard on the news this might change, so bees can pollinate. In addition, I leave my lawn organic, so I can eat dandelion greens, which shot up faster than a blink of the eye. Please tell me who to contact about this new change. Who do I contact about the one year funding to help residents re-plant their yard? See article below. Carolyn https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/05/30/program-to-help-minnesota-homeowners-make-their-lawns-bee-friendly-habitats/
Ramsey County Minnesota bee lawns
Thank you for writing.
St Paul has a lawn ordinance 45.03(8) that restrict lawn heights to 8 inches (not six). https://library.municode.com/mn/st._paul/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIILECO_TITVIBUHO_CH45NUAB_S45.03NU and can be flexible https://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/23/minnesota-native-plant-garden
Minneapolis has the same restriction AND allows naturalized landscapes. http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@council/documents/webcontent/convert_261255.pdf
Some planting assistance is available. The publicized one is Lawns to Legumes: https://bwsr.state.mn.us/l2l?fbclid=IwAR1tYHiQ90-4pxpZwYL-XNq_-tV3iccTlwYvz7mMjNX61t9uPFdJ7IGzjcA
This is another program.
There is a special focus on the Rusty Patched Bumblebee.