Lawn Care Tech Is Killing the Planet

So many people pour their hearts into their gardens, thinking that it’s actually really good for the environment

Department of Transportation statistics show that American lawn-care equipment consumes just under 3 billion gallons of gas

In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that homeowners spill about 17 million gallons of gas

According to Kent’s research, those statistics just scratch the surface of a far greater issue.

ent and like-minded activists propose simple solutions to minimize their environmental costs

This saves gas expended by contractors transporting heavy lawn-care equipment.

Running a two-stroke lawn mower for one hour can generate as many volatile organic compounds

If supplied with renewable energy, electric lawn-care equipment can do the same work as their gas-powered competitors

They also create far less noise pollution.

Even in California, though, only 33 percent of electricity is generated by renewable sources.

Kent also encourages people to rethink how they fertilize their lawns.

However, it’s also a major contributor to global climate and environmental change.

To cut down on energy costs associated with ammonia production, Kent advocates the use of natural fertilizers

Ruemmele said that planting a native grass species, suitable to the regional climate,

These experts can also inform citizens of best maintenance practices for their specific species of grass,