Go green

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by lawncarewizzz, May 11, 2013.

  1. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    maybe if you are a vegetarian you could go green alot easier than someone that eats meat.
  2. TheGreenerGardener

    TheGreenerGardener LawnSite Member
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    Goats. Goats are the greenest way to trim a lawn.
  3. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    With goats...there some brown 'end products' to repurpose...in another green way.
  4. TheGreenerGardener

    TheGreenerGardener LawnSite Member
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    Exactly, "trim and a fertilizing, only takes six weeks!!!"
  5. BckYrdLmbrJk

    BckYrdLmbrJk LawnSite Member
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    Like many of you guys, I really don't think electric equipment would work for me, or is anywhere near where it would have to be in order to be practical. I do make an effort though towards running things as sustainably as possible.

    I mulch/side discharge clippings when possible. I've found a lot of benefits to this, its free fertilizer for one, no hauling away or dumping clippings, saves gas. I'm assuming my mower gets better fuel economy not running the vacuum all year. For the most part so far I avoid fertilizing unless necessary. No reason to dump more nitrogen and phosphorus into the ground water.

    I also prefer to use undyed mulch when possible. I have a source for ceder mulch from a local sawmill that costs not too much more than the dyed stuff. I can upsell it a little if people are interested in it, and it lasts longer because its cedar.

    I also try to avoid selling block work when dry laid stone would be just as effective and pleasing to the eyes. And no one really likes to inhale block dust.

    Hopefully some of this behavior helps to offset the effects of all the gas my clumsy ass spills all the time.
  6. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    There is a company that makes an electric zero 60" rider. i want to try it next time i need a mower.

    sthl makes an electric trimmer. not cheap tho

    removing clippings is the worst thing you can do for the lawn. it can kill the soil.
  7. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
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    So by having a v10 in my daily driver I'm not being green :dancing:
  8. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'm very green with my my 5.9L V-8 360 that get's 5-8 mpg towing. Well actually I just spend a lot of green on fuel for it but I wouldn't trade it for something "green" that can tow or work worth a damn!
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  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    A firend tried these tools for his farm and had no power complaints. They are still pricey. The runtime is too low. The cycle life of the expensive batteries is way too low.
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  10. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
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