U.S. Lawn Care Facts EPA estimates that the amount of pollution emitted by a lawnmower operating for one hour is equivalent to the amount of pollution emitted by a car driven for approximately 20 miles. 30 to 60 percent of urban fresh water is used for watering lawns (depending on city). $5,250,000,000 is spent on fossil fuel-derived fertilizers for U.S. lawns. 67,000,000 pounds of synthetic pesticides are used on U.S. lawns. 60,000 to 70,000 severe accidents result from lawnmowers. 580,000,000 gallons of gasoline are used for lawnmowers. $25,000,000,000 is spent for the lawn care industry. $700,000,000 is spent for pesticides for U.S. lawns. 20,000,000 acres are planted in residential lawns. Thats alot of pesticide... Watch what your doing guys.