Harmful fumes emitted from using gasoline/petrol lawn mowers every weekend cause around 5% of air pollution in the U.S. alone; stated by America’s EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).
Can you imagine what the global figures are? These gas/petrol powered mower engines produce great quantities of carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides which contribute to smog.
Smog is a blend of air pollutants including vapors and gases emitting from factories, power plants and vehicles etc. As you can see, you do not have to smoke cigarettes to be affected by similar lung conditions that smokers suffer from as well as other health concerns.
You can help the environment and help your family by switching to a more eco friendly way of caring for your lawn which will reduce outdoor air pollution.
Please find listed below a few eco-friendly lawn mowers to consider.
Robotic Semi-Automatic & Automatic Lawn Mowers
Move over C-3PO and R2-D2 (from ‘Star Wars’) because The Robomow RM200 Semi Automatic Lawn Mower will mow the lawn for you. This little automaton (robot) is capable of mowing lawns up to 250 sq.metres and can be stored upright when not in use.
Robomow Semi-Automatic and Automatic Lawn Mowers are sold in various models to accommodate small and large lawn areas. You will find these environmentally friendly ‘futuristic’ lawn mowers advertised at Lawnmowers UK.
Eco Robotic Mower Brands: Robomower, Friendly Robotics and LawnBott Automatic Lawnmowers are advertised at Amazon (U.S.).
Cordless Electric Lawn Mower
Black & Decker 36-Volt Cordless Electric Lawn Mower has a removable battery which means another can take its place while the other is on re-charge.
However it only comes with one battery, so it may be wise to think about purchasing a ‘stand-by’.
As quiet as a church mouse; well much quieter than a gas/petrol lawnmower and free of emissions, the push-start button of the Black & Decker Cordless Electric Lawn Mower brings it to life. Can be purchased on Amazon.
Corded Electric Mower
Black & Decker Corded Electric Lawn Mower is mostly suited for small yards. The extension cord needs to be plugged into a power outlet and depending on how long the extension cord is, you may need to use several power outlets to get the job done.
Another ‘snag’ with the extension cord is they tend to twist and curl; unless you buy a heavy duty one and use an extension cord reel to solve this problem.
You need to make sure that you keep an eye out where you are mowing as it is not wise to mow over the extension cord; shocking to say the least. You will find this electric mower available for sale on Amazon.
I still haven’t figured out why the Black & Decker Electric Mulching Mower with Rear Bag is called ‘The Lawn Hog’.
If you’re the only one mowing your lawn it surely wouldn’t take up that much room. As the previous Black & Decker Electric Lawn Mower mentioned here, this mulching mower needs to be plugged into a power outlet.
‘The Lawn Hog’ can be purchased on Amazon (U.S.).
Are you looking to exercise without the added cost of going to the gym and would rather not walk a few blocks because of being confronted by angry barking dogs or breathing in car exhaust fumes?
Push Reel Mower
Then Husqvarna’s Push Reel Lawn Mower, the most eco-friendly of all lawn mowers, will give you all the exercise you need without the worries of smelling toxic fumes or having to change batteries as well as not having to plug it into a power outlet.
You may have to mow more often but think of all the savings by using this type of lawn mower. The only maintenance that is required is the sharpening of the blades.
Today’s push reel lawn mowers are much lighter than their predecessors, so therefore are a pleasure to push.
Husqvarna’s Push Reel Lawn Mower can be bought on Amazon (U.S.)
Eco friendly lawn care articles worth reading about at Erin’s Eco List.