Pesticide-free Zone

Pesticide-free zones are important for the health of children, families, pets, the environment and the community. Show that your yard is a nature nurturing habitat with one of these eye catching “Pesticide-Free Zone” signs. Eight inches in diameter, these aluminum enameled signs will not rust and will retain their bright colors for years. There are two small holes on the sign that can be used to nail to posts to stick in the ground or directly to a fence. The sign comes with a Pesticide-Free Zone Owner’s Manual that contains valuable information including how to care for your yard and and how to talk to your neighbors about pesticides.

Suggested donation to cover Green Newton’s costs for printing the signs is $15.  To order, please contact and write “Pesticide-Free Sign” in the subject line.

No Mow May

No Mow May encourages people to leave their lawn undisturbed during the month of May to help bees and other pollinators that lack abundant food sources this time of year. This is one way to help provide a habitat for wildlife, reduce your carbon footprint, save time and money, and connect with nature. It’s time to let your lawn grow wild!

Other ways to benefit native bees and other pollinators:

  • Let more time pass between mows than usual.
  • Plant native plants in your yard, especially ones that bloom in early spring.
  • Reduce your lawn size.
  • Eliminate your use of herbicides and pesticides.

If you’d like to order a 12″x18″ yard sign to tell your neighbors you’re participating in No Mow May, please contact and write “No Mow May Sign” in the subject line. Suggested donation to cover Green Newton’s costs for printing the signs is $10. 

Deadline to place the order for either sign is April 4.

Signs will be available for pickup at Newton’s Earth Day Festival at Newton North High School on Sunday, April 21 from 12-4pm. Other arrangements can be made if you are unavailable to pick up your sign at the event.