Did You Know?

  • Running your lawnmower for 1 hour is equal to driving a new car between 200 and 300 miles from an air pollution standpoint. | N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Each year, more than 17 million gallons of fuel are spilled during the refueling of power lawn and garden equipment. | New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
  • Gasoline-powered landscape equipment account for over 5% of our urban air pollution. | Environmental Protection Agency
  • Cordless electric mowers offer noise levels about half those of their gas-powered counterparts. | Clean Air Foundation
  • Of 30 commonly used lawn pesticides 16 are toxic to birds, 24 are toxic to fish and aquatic organisms and 11 are deadly to bees. | Beyond Pesticides Factsheet, 2005