New York! Don’t Mow Your Lawn Until You Do This, It Could Save Lives
It's Easter weekend, the sun will be shinning and the temperatures will be mild! Time to take out the lawn mower and get your yard in good shape for your your guests. Before you fire up that engine and the blades start spinning, there is something you really need to do first.
Check your yard. Walk around the front yard and the backyard. This time of year, there could be something precious hidden that you will not want to disturb. I'm talking about Easter eggs.
The first thing you will need to do is walk your property and look for dead patches of grass. The yellowish, straw looking grass could be a couple of things. The few spots in my front yard are from our dog relieving himself there all Winter.
If you look closely at some of the other dead patches of grass, get down low to the ground. Looks like an ordinary dead patch but this one might be moving a little. See if you can carefully lift the patch up slowly. Do you see anything?
Be very gentle when lifting the grass because underneath the surface you just might find baby bunnies! Yes, you could have several rabbit nests in your yard and I'm guessing you do not want to run them over with your mower.
According to New York State DEC, wild rabbits begin nesting in March. Within one week of building a nest the rabbit gives birth and typically 3 weeks later the "kit" or litter of rabbits become independent and leave the nest.