As we plan the picnics and fun for Memorial Day weekend, there are some in New York State who just want the backyard to dry out! It will be tough as more rain is coming for portions of New York State.

The forecast is calling for on and off rain over the next few days as we pass through the midway point of May. This month alone, some spots have received over 2 inches of rain on top of what fell in April.

There are some who are choosing to NOT mow their lawns this month in an effort to help the bees and the butterflies thrive. It is a choice that may cause a few disputes in neighborhoods near you.

But as we move on from April, perhaps we have moved on from the heavy rains that we saw that month?

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According to the weather station and rain gauge in our backyard, the rain was intense in our area. With nearly 5 inches of rain, it seems like we will never be able to mow the lawn even if we wanted to!!!

Photo by: Clay Moden

The downpours really make it tough to catch up.

As far as no mow May, it is a trend that is taking off in many locations. Those against it say that it actually brings in more bad than good as rodents and other pests find their way to the higher grass as well.

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