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It's True! They give me a break from fumes. Give me a break from the noise. Give me a break from the dangers.
Lawn mowing is often synonymous with obnoxious noise, nauseating fumes, and hot, smelly exhaust. The problem is that these inconveniences have become so engrained in our lives that we excuse the impact lawn mowers have on our daily life and our planet.
We expect the negatives to the point where we accept them. We expect having to crank up our iPods to unsafe levels just to hear our tunes over the engine noise. We expect to breathe in the noxious fumes that lawn mowers emit. And we expect to cope with the dangers these machines pose.
What we DON'T expect is that there are better, safer, and cleaner alternatives out there that WORK. Forget what you THINK you know about eco-friendly lawn mowers.
Shelve the visions of rusty blades squealing as you struggle to push your grandfather's antique reel mower through the brush. Put away the thought of getting tangled in extension cords and toss aside the idea that "green" means "weak".
Times change. Everything evolves. And lawn mowers are no exception.
Myth #1: Eco-Friendly Lawn Mowers Are Wimpy!
Myth #2: Green Lawn Mowers Are More Expensive!
Myth #3: Clean Air Lawn Mowers Make Little Difference!
Imagine having a conversation as you mow. Imagine hearing birds or even your music at a safe level as you mow. Imagine breathing fresh air instead of exhaust week after week.
Myth #4: Using an Eco-Friendly Lawn Mower is Too Difficult!
If you've ever pushed around a gasoline-powered lawn mower you know how heavy they can be. Eco-friendly lawn mowers are far lighter, much easier to maneuver, and about as strenuous as pushing a baby stroller. Think you can handle that?
Myth #5: Choosing a Green Lawn Mower is Too Confusing!
As the green movement has reached the backyards of America, more and more companies are innovating, manufacturing, and sharing technology to make eco-friendly lawn mowers the next stage in lawn mower evolution.
Depending on your fitness level, yard size, environmental interest, and needs, we can help you select the right lawn mower for the job. And if it happens to be a gas powered engine then we'll tell you! We aren't naïve enough to think that there is a green solution for every situation, but for those who CAN go green with their lawn mower, we're going to help make the decision an easy one.
So Let's Get Started!
One of the biggest consumer mistakes is overkill. Don't buy more than you need but buy something powerful enough to get the job done without frustration.
If you are dealing with acres and acres of lawn, a dense weed population, sticks and brush, or steep inclines, then an eco-friendly mower may not be a good fit for you. Fortunately, the conditions for eco-friendly mowing are still perfect for millions of homeowners!
To get started, take a look at some of your options when it comes to Green Eco-Friendly Lawn Mowers:
Push reel mowers are sometimes powered by electricity and sometimes powered by you. They’re quiet, they don’t need cords or recharging, and they don’t pollute. But on large lawns, you might not want the workout you get when using a push reel mower. They also tend to be less effective on grass taller than two inches.
Electric mowers need to be plugged into an outlet to power them, which means you’re constrained by the location of power outlets, the length of your power cord, and any obstacles that may snag the cord. If you have a small yard but don’t want the forced exercise of using a push reel mower, an electric mower may be for you.
Cordless mowers are powered by a rechargeable battery. You don’t have to deal with the hassles of keeping a cord plugged in, but battery life becomes a constraint. Depending on the battery capacity, the size of your yard, and the height of your grass, you may not be able to complete your mowing job on one charge.
Robotic mowers buzz along on their own within a perimeter wire that sets the mowing boundaries. They're designed to crisscross randomly and reverse direction when they reach the wire or an obstacle. As their battery power depletes, they know when to return to a charging station as necessary. These amazing machines produce no emissions at the source, but their performance varies depending on the model. Your lawn size and desired cut quality are considerations to make when shopping for a robotic lawn mower.