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Get Extreme Green Lawn Care with a Green Lawn Mower

by Shannon Lee, All About Lawns Columnist

Say the words "lawn mower" and you likely conjure up images of gas-guzzling, smoke-emitting machines that make quick work of your lawn with their noisy engines. But what images do the words "green lawn mowing" bring up? Many people don't even know green lawn mowing is possible!

How would you like to improve your lawn?
  • Make it greener
  • Eliminate patches
  • Less weeds
  • Make it thicker
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There are plenty of eco-friendly lawn mowers on the market today. You might be surprised at just how well they handle your lawn mowing while also being nice to the environment.

Green Mowing: The Options

Ready for green lawn maintenance? Start with one of these options:

  • Electric mowers. For those who have a small yard and a home power supply to plug into, electric mowers make green mowing easy. The longer the power cord, the more lawn you can cover.
  • Robotic mowers. A relatively new machine on the scene, robotic mowers use a rechargeable battery to mow your lawn all by themselves. They work within a perimeter you set, and turn themselves when they reach a wire or obstacle. If you have a fenced-in yard, robotic mowers can help the environment and save you from lawn work at the same time!
  • Cordless mowers. These work much like robotic mowers, but you have to push the machine. You can mow small lawns with one battery charge, but you might have to make more trips with a larger area.
  • Push reel mowers. The ultimate in green lawn maintenance, push reel mowers are great for grass that is mowed frequently. Since they are powered only by you, the workout factor is pretty high, especially with a big lawn to mow.

Green lawn mowers do exist, and green lawn mowing is possible. Your lawn can be beautiful, and the environment is sure to thank you!

About the Author

Shannon Dauphin is a freelance writer based near Nashville, Tennessee. Her house was built in 1901, so home repair and renovation have become her hobbies.

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