Sustainable Lawn Care

Sustainable lawn care means using clean electric and biodiesel powered equipment for lawn mowing and maintenance that is run on renewable energy. Clean Air Lawn Care’s electric equipment is charged during the day by solar panels mounted on our trucks. Because we’re electric, our equipment is also noticeably quiet. We’re also committed to educating our customers and the public on sustainable lawn care.

Sustainable Lawn Care Equipment at Clean Air Lawn Care

Sustainable lawn care is clean, quiet & renewable

Sustainable lawn care benefits

  • 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.

Our sustainable lawn care practices

  • Our electric lawn care equipment is charged using solar panels mounted on our trucks and wind energy powering our shops.
  • We run our larger mowers on locally produced biofuels.
  • All of our greenhouse gas emissions are offset by wind power and carbon offsets purchased from Carbonfund.org to ensure our entire operation is carbon-neutral.
  • All grass clippings and organic matter are recycled, either on site or at a local recycling center.
  • We mow at a height that maximizes water conservation and nutrient uptake.
  • We offer all-natural, organic treatments & fertilization programs to ensure your yard is beautiful and safe for your children, pets, & waterways.

Conventional lawn care is not sustainable, it’s dirty, loud and resource intensive.

  • Small engines 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.

  • 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.