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Mow in the evening hours.
Any emissions put in the air in the morning hours, turn into ozone in the
afternoon – so, mow your lawn in the evening so the emissions do not have time
to "cook" in the sun and turn into ozone.
Avoid spilling gasoline.
Preventing spills and overfills is an easy and effective way for power
equipment owners to prevent pollution. Even small gasoline spills evaporate
and pollute the air.
Maintain your equipment.
Equipment that runs well pollutes less.
Consider cleaner options.
Ask your dealer about the new, cleaner gasoline equipment on the market.
Electric options are also available for some types of equipment.
Reduce mowing time.
Decrease lawn area. Plant additional trees shrubs and flowerbeds to reduce the
energy costs of heating and cooling your house and to provide landscaping for
wildlife. Native wildflowers and plants require little to no maintenance after
Recycle old equipment.
Instead of selling or giving away your old lawn and garden power tools, take
them to a recycling center where they can be converted into raw material for
use in cleaner equipment and other products.