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Use Better Equipment
There are many serious environmental and health consequences related to gasfueled landscaping equipment. Lawn care alone accounts for 10 percent of the air pollution in our country and is expected by 2020, to create more ozone pollution than all the passenger cars in the USA. That is because regulations on car exhaust have gotten tighter and tighter over the years, substantially reducing their ozone-damaging emissions. At the same time, while there have been some controls on smaller gas engines, there hasn’t been enough. Most damaging and polluting among the landscaping tools is the gas-fuelled leaf blower.
For our lawns, we recommend switching from blowing to mulching. There is no need to blow the leaves from garden beds either, as the leaves provide protection and nutrients for the plants. We must also switch from gas to electric powered machines. Electric lawn equipment has greatly improved and causes substantially less pollution and noise. So if you are considering buying engine equipment for your yard look for an electric alternative.
Electric lawn equipment has greatly improved and causes substantially less pollution and noise.