Welcome to Green Mowers
The wasteful infrastructure that modern society is built upon is slowly destroying the planet. World leaders, businesses, and organizations are currently working to solve this issue by developing and implementing environmentally-friendly products and solutions. However, sustainability is not just a problem for the ruling class. Anyone, individuals and families included, can positively improve the environment and work to achieve greater efficiency through altering mundane, everyday actions. This site was founded to provide quality information related to green mowers in order to encourage the implementation of environmentally-friendly mowing technology — helping the environment one mower at a time.
Types of Green Mowers
In spite of recent technological advances, there are only two environmentally-friendly lawn mowers available on the market: electric and reel mowers.
Electric mowers are quiet. Additionally, they offer a versatile range of options in comparison to their oil-based predecessors.
How Electric Mowers Work
Both electric and gas-powered mowers operate similarly. However, electric mowers operate by using an electric, as opposed to a gas, motor to spin a blade. This blade cuts grass above a certain height.
Electric Mower Options
Different models and mower types offer a wide range of options.
- Battery or cord
- Removable bag
- Adjustable blade height
- Motor to propel mower
- Autonomous (robotic mower)
Consumer Benefits of Electric Mowers
Electric mowers are easy to start, quiet, and emit no on-site pollution. Moreover, they are also less expensive to maintain than traditional gas-powered motors and, as a whole, have fewer moving parts. Finally, they are suitable for yards of all shapes and sizes.
Environmental Benefits of Electric Mowers
Green mowers rely upon the city’s power grid. Consequently, this means that they most likely run on electricity produced from coal power. Still, modern power plants produce energy more efficiently than gas-powered engines.
Downsides of Electric Mowers
- Power cords and batteries wear out over time
- Not as environmentally-friendly as reel mowers
Reel mowers are quiet, easy to push, inexpensive, and are relatively safe alternatives to traditional gas-powered mowers.
How Reel Mowers Work
Reel mowers are push-powered. Because a mower’s wheels connect to either side of a corkscrew-designed blade, the blade spins when the tires move. Therefore, the mower’s blades spin and cut tall grass as it is pushed.
Reel Mower Options
Reel mowers offer a variety of setup-specific options. Depending on the model of reel mower, these options include:
- Attachable bag
- Adjustable blade height
- Blade number
- Cutting width
- Wheel number
Consumer Benefits of Reel Mowers
In addition to being a relatively safe, inexpensive, and quiet alternative to gas-powered mowers, reel mowers require very little in the way of maintenance. In fact, reel mowers rarely need repaired. The most common type of maintenance is blade sharpening. There are two ways to go about this. Firstly, the blades can be taken to a commercial sharpener. However, this option can be fairly expensive. In contrast, the better option is to buy a sharpening kit for around $20.00. This is because blade sharpening is an easy task that can save a lot of money in the long run!
Environmental Benefits of Reel Mowers
Reel mowers require no natural resources to mow the yard. Thus, no pollution is emitted during operation!
Downsides of Reel Mowers
- Perform best in small, level yards
- Debris, such as sticks and rocks, can dull blades