Clean Air Mowing


Schmidt offers environmentally friendly lawn mowing alternatives. For those of you who want to make a difference but may not have time to do so, this is your chance to make a statement.

Why choose reel lawn mowing? The top two reasons are the lack of pollution and a better, more precise cut. According to the EPA the average push lawn mower pollutes at an exponentially higher rate than any vehicle on the road. An average push lawn mower running for 1 hour pollutes as much as 40 cars driving for 100 miles. There simply are very few regulations on emissions for these types of engines. Furthermore, the EPA indicates that lawn mowers and other motorized garden equipment produce up to 5% of the nation’s air pollution and a good deal more in metropolitan areas. Reducing usage of rotary mowers therefore will have a significant environmental impact.

Reel mowers also cut much better than rotary mowers. Reel mowers cut with a scissor like action, making a precise cut which makes for a heathier, more attractive lawn. Rotary mowers, in contrast, tear at the grass, hacking off the tops of the grass blades, consequently allowing greater susceptibility to disease.

Reel mowing not only does not pollute but it also cuts better. Schmidt provides this service to commercial and residential businesses with lots that are 8,000 square feet or less. Schmidt is committed to providing a positive enviromental impact by extending alternatives to our customers. For more information on the enviromental impact of small engines check out epa.gov.

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