How to Pick A Lawn Mower That’s Easy on Man–And Nature

“To keep your lawn looking its best, you need the right mower. But which one do you choose? There are more lawn mower options available today than ever before as manufacturers recognize consumers want choices. There are several things to consider when you decide to purchase a new lawn mower. Here are some tips to help you get the perfect mower to match your needs.”

How to Pick A Lawn Mower That's Easy on Man--And Nature

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), traditional gas-powered lawn mowers are a public nuisance to say the least. Using one of them for an hour generates as many volatile organic compounds—dangerous airborne pollutants known to exacerbate human respiratory and cardiovascular problems—as driving a typical car for 350 miles. The EPA estimates that, with some 54 million Americans mowing their lawns on a weekly basis, gas lawn mower emissions account for as much as five percent of the nation’s total air pollution. Beyond that, homeowners spill some 17 million gallons of gasoline every year just refueling their lawn mowers…

 

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