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Switching to electric yard equipment reduces your carbon footprint, does not put harmful pollutants into the air we breathe, and is safer and cheaper to operate than gas-guzzling alternatives. Go electric!

REPLACE GAS WITH ELECTRIC

REPLACE GAS WITH ELECTRIC

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Switch out gas powered mowers, blowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, and other yard equipment for electric.

Electric equipment is cheaper to operate because it runs on a battery charge, not gasoline, and is easier to maintain because it does not require maintenance like tune-ups and oil or spark plug replacements.

While the noise of many gas-powered mowers or blowers can cause hearing damage to the operator. electric equipment is so quiet you can carry on a conversation while using it.

LOCAL RESOURCES:

Healthy Yards Go Electric

CutGrassPRO to explore available models of electric mowers

Medium article on 5 Reasons Why to get an Electric Mower

HOW YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE GOING ELECTRIC

Learn how the Fiona uses electric chain saw, electric mower, and electric hedge trimmers – and avoids the leaf blower in her quiet yard

MINIMIZE LEAF BLOWER USE

MINIMIZE LEAF BLOWER USE

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Leaf blowers are particularly loud and harmful and have been regulated to some degree in the Town of Bedford. Gas powered leaf blowers have a two stroke engine that emits harmful pollutants that can lead to a variety of health problems, are known to be harmful to the operators, and are incredibly noisy.

But even quieter and non-polluting electric blowers disrupt insect and pollinator habitats and stir up dust, pesticides, feces, and pollen into the air we breathe.

Consider how you can use blowers less overall by mulching leaves and grass clippings, raking, and sweeping walkways.

LOCAL RESOURCE:

Bedford leaf blower restrictions (off season, zones, etc.) described here 

Leave Leaves Alone – learn to mulch your leaves right on your lawn

Mulch Mowing Leaves Enriches Soil