Landscapers limited to 'essential' work, mulching now allowed

Posted at 2:25 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 14:25:34-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Landscapers have been deemed essential under New York State's PAUSE executive order, with the state allowing only essential services.

The state has updated its guidance for landscapers now allowing them to mulch properties along with clean up work and grass cutting. New plantings, designs, etc. are still not allowed.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz made the announcement on Twitter Thursday.

As of May 7 the NYS PAUSE executive order runs until May 15. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said the state will take a regional approach to reopening as well as reopen in different phases.

On May 6 Poloncarz said "I am personally of the opinion, because of the issues we dealt with in Erie County, that we will probably not open on May 15, but I think we have a very good chance of opening on June 1."