If you find yourself saying “I think its time to replace that mower”, then this article just might be the ticket. Very informative with loads of ideas on how you can reduce your carbon footprint through your lawn. Didn’t know that your tiny mower was making that much difference, well the stats will blow your mind. Fortunatly, there are a number of ways to reduce and make life easier for you as well. From the right type of mower, to the right kind of grass.
- Americans use about 600 million gallons of gasoline each year in their yard care equipment. If this isn’t startling enough, more than 17 million gallons of this fuel end up on the ground (from spills).
- Many experts are more concerned about the damage caused by all of this spilled fuel than by the fuel that is actually burned by our lawn equipment.
- With good reason: spilled fuel releases hydrocarbons into the atmosphere and contaminates soils, and potentially, ground water.
“A beautifully manicured landscape – with green lawns, calming water features, flowering trees, and immaculate edging – is not the leading cause of air pollution in the United States.”