There is no denying that lawns require maintenance, specifically mowing. Although, it may surprise you to learn that Americans collectively burn about 800 gallons of gasoline a year in caring for their lawns. This does not include the estimated 17 million gallons of gasoline that is spilled during the refueling process. The EPA estimates that operating a gas-powered lawn mower for one hour generates the same amount of smog-forming air pollution as driving a car for 45 miles! Furthermore, it is estimated that the average gas-powered lawn mower contributes nearly 87 pounds of greenhouse gas each year. With an instinctive desire for a lush lawn and rigorous HOA rules to adhere to, what is a homeowner to do? Luckily, with emissions-free landscaping tools, you can have your grass and care for it too. Here are some cutting-edge devices that not only help protect the environment but make upkeep of your lawn even more convenient than ever before. Do not let the idea of battery or solar operated devices shy you away from quality and performance.
A cordless, battery operated grass trimmer is a convenient way of taking care of overgrown weeds and trimming areas you mower can not reach. Various models and styles are available at ranging price points. Target offers the 12” cordless grass trimmer by Earthwise, which operates on 8,500 RPMs.
Lawn care goes beyond maintaining the height and beauty of the grass. Homeowners often use a pressure washer to beautify their driveway, deck, and home. Greenworks offers a 1,500 PSI 1.3 GPM electric pressure washer that is exhaust free and is wall-mountable to save space in your garage.
Ever wish you could own a Rolls-Royce? You can! Well, sort of. Brill Razorcut Push Mower offers the top-of-the-line, Rolls-Royce of people-powered push mowers. This German-engineered push mower can tackle overgrown grass or is handy for quick touch-ups. Although, this push mower is not ideal for Bermuda, St. Augustine, or Zoysia grass.
For a bigger job, consider an electric lawn mower. Featuring a quick-charge 36-volt battery with the ability to mow 7,000-10,000 square feet on a single charge, The Toro E-Cycler 20360 Cordless Electric Lawnmower is both convenient to use and better for the environment. This electric mower offers a 20-inch cutting width and an adjustable height of one to four inches, plus comes equipped with a grass catcher.
Looking for real landscaping swag? Husqvarna offers a solar power hybrid mower that does all the work of trimming your lawn while you sit back and relax. The hybrid mower is emissions free, does all the hard work for you, and can even find its way back to the charging station without requiring human assistance. The most advanced feature of the device is that it has the capability to text you if it encounters an obstacle.
Looking to maintain more than the ground? Earthwise offers a 16-inch corded electric chainsaw. This lightweight model eliminates the tedious maintenance, pull-cord starting and spilled gas mishaps associated with gas-powered chainsaws. This device offers a 12-amp motor, includes a safety tip blade and protective blade cover. The only thing extra you will need is your protective eyewear.
To maintain your bushes and hedges, Greenworks offers a 22-inch, 18-volt electric cordless hedge trimmer. This trimmer will help you score some points in eco-friendly lawn maintenance because it does not emit any fumes. This hedge trimmer is equipped with a 22-inch dual-action blade that is also rust-resistant and has the capability of cutting branches up to half an inch thick! An even better feature is that the battery and charger are included as a package deal.
For more information about eco-friendly options for lawn maintenance, call Promier Landscapes of Kingsport, Tennessee. We proudly design, service, and maintain lawns in the Johnson City and Bristol, TN areas as well.