Lawn Care

Most powered lawn equipment like mowers and weed eaters rely on the burning of fossil fuels for energy.

Just like gas-powered vehicles, most powered lawn equipment releases ozone-causing pollution into the air. Carefully planning your yard and your maintenance schedule can help make your lawn and your impact a little bit greener.

Good

  • Mow after 7 p.m.
  • Keep equipment well maintained to run more efficiently.
  • Avoid fuel spills and drips.

Better

  • Mow with a reel mower.
  • Trim with propane or electric-powered equipment.

Best

  • Mow with a reel mower and plant native plant beds.
  • Use a rake or broom instead of a leaf blower.