What? You expect me to go out and push around an old rusting manual lawnmower for hours and hours every Saturday? I don’t think so!
That is what I would have said when I was a kid or today if I had a very large yard like I did back then. But if I had a nice small patch of grass, I figure I could get away with just running one of these around once in a while:
But there alternatives to the push mower that are more environmentally friendly than the old 2 stroke gas engine kind, which tends to pollute more on a single Saturday than your car does by driving a few thousand miles:
- You can always go electric, which plugs right into the wall socket, makes no noise, and emits no pollution. Sure, you better have a very long extension cord and do your best to avoid running it over, but at least it’s quiet and you don’t have to push it.
- You could also go battery operated, which charges up through the week and you can then mow “cord-free” in silence.
- You could get a goat. OK, this might be a stretch but that would be pretty cool.
- Lastly, you could use the sun for energy and get a solar-powered lawn mower that mows the lawn by itself. As an added bonus it is only $4,000.
So…would you trade in your gas engine mower for a “greener” version? Would you push an old reel mower around like your grandfather used to? I think it would be kind of fun…unless I owned a few acres of land. Then, not so much…