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Getting “reel” about our environment

After way too many years of using a gasoline powered lawn mower, my wife and I recently made the switch to a human-powered reel lawn mower. Once the standard for lawn care, these basic mowing machines have been long regulated … Continue reading

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The dirty little secrets of lawn care

Here are some startling and downright scary facts from dirtworks.net and peoplepoweredmachine.com  about the amount of pollution produced by our gas powered lawn toys, such as mowers, snow blowers, leaf-blowers, and weed-wackers. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), gas powered lawn mowers … Continue reading

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