LAWNOMI IS DOING OUR PART FOR A GREENER FUTURE: ZERO EMISSIONS
Updated: Feb 7, 2020
Everyone loves a well-manicured lawn, but the grass grows quickly, an average of 2-6 inches per week. So, we fire up the mower and get to work. But how many of us stop to think about the impact that this simple, everyday task has on the environment?
Gas-powered mowers may deliver a green lawn, but with disproportionately high emissions rates, they drive us away from a green future.
Mowing: It’s a Dirty Job
How much do mowers contribute to pollution? After all, with hundreds of millions of cars on the road in the US alone. Surely, emissions from vehicles are worse. Well… one new 3 HP gas-powered mower produces as much emissions in one hour as 11 new cars traveling at 55 MPH.
And that’s just for your garden-variety push mower. For a 24 HP commercial zero turn mower, you can expect emissions equivalent to 88 cars. If you run your mower for 5-7 hours per day, bump that up to 440-616 cars. Say you use your ZTR 350 hours per year: that’s the same as 1,694,000 car miles.
Residential models don’t fare much better. In one hour, an 18 HP mower produces emissions equal to 66 cars. After 1.5 hours, you’ve put as much noxious gas into the air as 99 cars. That’s like driving 181,650 miles a year.
Shocked? Lawn Care Equipment is some of the worst polluters on the market. Because they are not “on-road” vehicles, environmental regulations are more lenient. Emissions are 30 times worse than gas-powered cars/trucks, and efficiency hovers around only 20%. If you went to an auto dealership, there’s no way you’d purchase a road vehicle with such poor performance.
You don’t have to compromise when you're looking for a lawn care company. LAWNOMI's electric mowers, edgers, trimmers, and leaf blowers are capable of tackling any job from residential to commercial properties while creating zero emissions. Zilch!
Ready to receive your free estimate or have any questions on your lawn care needs? Be part of the solution that moves us towards a greener, more sustainable future, connect with LAWNOMI today. You can also give us a call at 419-455-6270 and we would be glad to answer any and all questions you may have.