IT CAN TEXT: Yep, that's a lawn mower. This solar hybrid baby will even text you if it encounters an obstacle. (Photo: Husqvarna).

Given that conventional lawn mowers and other gas-powered landscaping tools hold the dubious distinction of being responsible for generating a staggering 5 percent of air pollution in the U.S., maintaining a well-groomed yard that’s up to HOA snuff (or your own Augusta National-esque standards) comes equipped with deep environmental consequences. In fact, according to EPA estimates, a new, gas-powered lawn mower operated for just one hour generates the same amount of air pollution — namely, smog-forming volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides — as a car driven for 45 miles. Looking at carbon dioxide emissions alone, it’s estimated that a single gas mower produces 87 pounds of the greenhouse gas annually. And while Americans collectively burn an estimated 800 gallons of gasoline using lawn equipment each year, 17 million gallons of the fuel doesn’t even make it that far and is spilled during the refueling process — that’s more than the oil that was released into the environment during the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska.

虽然EPA在20世纪90年代中期推出了园林绿化设备的排放标准tightened就在去年,渲染院子所有整洁的'n'整洁仍然可以成为一个强大的肮脏任务。但随着消费者继续选择众多电动替代品,事情逐渐变得更好。这些插入式和无绳电池供电的型号可以产生巨大的影响。根据EPA的说法,如果用电模型取代了1,000个气体动力的割草机,每年将消除9.8吨有害VOC - 相当于从国家高速公路中去除230辆汽车。老学校卷轴割草机也在制作一个comeback. These models allow eco-conscious landscapers to groom their small- to medium-sized lawns in acompletelyemissions free manner (keep in mind that electric models aren’t 100 percent perfect as they require juice to power up) and receive a fantastic aerobic workout in process. Can’t beat that.

我们已经围绕了七个顶级户外景观和维护设备,从草坪割草机到压力垫圈,以及对冲饰有排放电气或非电气模型的防篱鞋。If you’ve become tired of the fumes, the gas stink, the spills and the ungodly noise associated with gas-powered machines, than we think they’re worth a look (and keep an eye out for any available rebates in your area that reward you for switching from gas to electric). Or you could just租一个山羊.

地球12“无绳草修剪器@Target($ 66.89)

非常适合处理那些长期的艰难到达的区域,这些艰难的地区长期以来,这种瘦手割草机,这种瘦手,意思是杂草的机器没有臭味和震耳欲聋的咆哮,与气动修剪器和边缘相关联。该型号运行,该型号采用8,500 rpms,可调节可调节的伸缩手柄,可以调节到各种高度和可调节的头部,可在三个角度定位以解决各种景观修整任务。包含电池充电器。

Greenworks 1,500 PSI 1.3 GPM Electric Pressure Washer @Lowes($99.98)

Whether beautifying the driveway or blasting a season’s worth of gunk and grime from the deck or patio, this petite yet powerful electric pressure washer with a 1.3 GPM axial pump can handle a variety of tasks with exhaust-free aplomb. We particularly like the wall-mounting storage feature that’s ideal for cluttered garages and garden sheds with limited floor space as well as the adjustable, quick-connect wand for easy, breezy nozzle switch-ups (0 degree, 25 degree, and 40 degree spray tips included). Plus, unlike massive, gas-powered pressure washers, you can also use this model indoors or in enclosed areas.

Brill Razorcut推割割草机@绿仓库($ 249.95,草捕手,48.95美元)

这款德国工程师推动割草机的劳动力推动割草机的劳动力推动模型采用五个焊接钢刀片,可以整个十年,无需锐化和符合人体工程学的泡沫橡胶手柄。An adjustable cutting height that ranges from .7 inches to 1.8 inches allows you to conquer lawns that are either overgrown or just in need of a quick touch-up (sorry Southerners but the Razorcut can’t tackle Bermuda, St. Augustine or Zoysia grass). Grass catcher sold separately.

Toro E-Cycler 20360 Cordless Electric Lawnmower @Clean Air Gardening ($419.99)

Sure, cordless electric lawn mowers cost a bit more up front than those noisy, pollution-spewing four-stoke machines, but in our opinion it’s well worth it. This push model from industry leader Toro features a quick-charging 36-volt battery that runs long enough to mow 7,000 to 10,000 square feet of grass. Not too shabby at all, eh? Boasting a 20-inch cutting width and an adjustable cutting height of 1 to 4 inches, the Toro E-Cycler also features a 20-inch steel mulching deck and a rear grass catcher in the event that you want to add the clippings to your compost pile.

Husqvarna Automower Solar Hybrid @ a注册经销商near you($ 2,995.95)

这是世界上第一个全自动太阳能混合割草机的Husqvarna Automer,拥有防盗报警和PIN码锁定的完美感。你看到了价格标签了吗?非常适合那些想要坐下来放松的人而不是周末推动割草机,可以在一个有助于建立常规削减时间表的计时器上设定免费自动机。本机顶部的集成太阳能电池板有助于延长电池寿命,然后更换游戏更改设备需要充电。什么时候doesneed to be recharged, the Automower can find its own way back to the charging station with no human assistance required. And get this: The device texts you in the event that it runs into an obstacle or an “unscheduled event.” Now if only the Automower could pick up the dry cleaning, too.

Earthwise 16-inch Corded Electric Chainsaw @People Powered Machines($ 95.99)

当然,这个强大的(13磅的轻量级)电动链锯有圆形 -皮革面可能会通过这个模型 - 但考虑到您不必要处理与传统链锯相关联的频繁的维护,Gassy Mishaps和麻雀拉绳,这是一个小的代价。另外,这是哦 - 太平洋(非常安静(非常悬挂式,我们知道)。这款12-AMP电机的特点包括安全尖叶和防护刀片盖,较便宜的链条张力和自动杆和链换油。不要忘记你的防护眼镜!

Greenworks 22-inch 18-Volt Electric Cordless Hedge Trimmer @ Home Depot ($79.97)

Pride yourself on having the most immaculately manicured hedges in town? Good for you! Score bonus points in the landscape department by grooming using a power tool that doesn’t emit noxious fumes or leak gas all over the place. Powered by an 18V Ni-Cad battery, this lightweight electric hedge trimmer features a 22-inch dual-action, rust-resistant blade that can cut branches up to 1/2 inch thick. Batteries and charger are included.