Clean, Solar-Powered Lawn Mowing

Clean Air Lawn Care MooseClean, solar-powered lawn mowing means our lawn mowers run on clean renewable energy from the sun, and in some cases, where we’re mowing large lawns, we’ll use bigger equipment powered by renewable biodiesel fuels. Electric mowers, run on solar-power, emit zero air pollution and are quiet – you may not even know we’re mowing the lawn.

Mowing Can Be Clean And Quiet

Lawn Mowing Service Clean Air Lawn Care

Green grass icon to represent professional lawn careMowing The Lawn With Zero Pollution, Zero Emissions

We use electric push mowers—powered by solar panels mounted on our trucks—for our smaller jobs and ride-on rigs fueled by locally sourced biodiesel for the bigger ones. Wind power fuels our equipment when it’s recharging back at the shop.

All the additional energy we expend is offset by credits purchased from Carbonfund.org. Yes, it hasn’t always been the easiest way to cut the grass, but no other emissions equation adds up to zero.

Neighborhoods across the country have been plagued by stinky conventional gas mowers. Mill Nash works to reverse this air pollution trend and reduce mowing noise in Greenbrae, Tiburon, Belvedere, San Rafael, Mill Valley and golfing community Peacock Gap. It’s no secret that we aren’t the only ones concerned by this: the E.P.A. estimates 54 million such mowers are used weekly, guzzling 800 million gallons of gasoline and causing 5-10 percent of the nation’s air pollution every year.

Green grass icon to represent professional lawn careWhy Conventional Lawn Mowing Is Not Clean

Conventional lawn care is not sustainable lawn care; it is dirty, loud and resource intensive. Small gas-powered engines found on conventional lawn equipment contribute 5-10% of the nation’s air pollution.

According to the EPA, in 1 hour, 1 gas lawn mower: pollutes the same as 40 late model cars, emits the same amount of hydrocarbons (precursors to ground-level ozone) as a SUV driven 23,600 miles, and contribute 93 times more smog-forming emissions that 2006 cars.

Furthermore:

  • The average gas lawn mower runs at 100 decibels – anything over 90 decibels causes hearing damage.
  • Gas lawn mowers consume 580 million gallons of gasoline annually.
  • A 1000 square foot lawn generates 300 pounds of clippings annually, rapidly filling up landfills.
  • Many lawn services mow at a height that burns the grass, wastes water, and promotes weed growth.
  • Synthetic fertilizers and pesticides leach into waterways, create yards unfit for children & pets, and deplete the soil’s organic matter.

Sun icon to represent solar-powered mowing.Clean, Quiet And Renewable Lawn Mowing

  • Electric mowers emit 3,300 times less hydrocarbons, 5,000 times less CO, one-fifth as much NOx as gas lawn mowers.
  • Emissions are reduced to zero when run on renewable energy.
  • Electric equipment is 50 – 70% quieter than gas-powered lawn equipment.