Want to learn more about caring for your lawn with a reel mower? Check out these links we find useful.
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| The Resurgence of Push Reel Mowers
Operation Push Mower
"...Ah, summer weekends in suburbia: barbecues, laughing children on bikes, and...what's that? I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE LAWN MOWER!"...
This author trades in his power mower for a push reel mower...a good case study that we really related to.
Spending Quiet Time In Your Yard
An article from The Washington Post describing record sales of reel mowers and statistics on injuries from power mowers.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/ gardening/ features/ quiettime.htm
What Mower Should I Use
Another good article on the benefits of the push reel mower.
http://www.allaboutlawns.com/Mowing/Mowing- What Mower Should I_Use.htm
| Environmental Benefits from Push Reel Mowing
The Air You Breathe
The League of Women Voters gives information on reducing air pollution by changing the way that we care for our lawns and gardens.http://www.lwv-fairfax.org/wanda4.htm
The Sweet Smog of Summer
Ecology-minded solutions for a beautiful lawn-tips of seeding, laying sod, mowing, watering, fertilizing, etc.
"Niering estimates that one hour of power mowing emits the same amount of air pollution as a car that has been driven 350 miles."
Cut the Power
The author of Simplify Your Life praises the push reel lawnmower in this article.
http://www.uexpress.com/ups/betterliving/sl/ archive/ sl19990711.html
What do I do with those grass clippings? Read this article
http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/airwaste/ wm/ recycle/ document
This article describes and references an excellent study by Ohio State University on mowing techniques, mulching and cutting grass with a reel versus a rotary mower.
Lawn care tips
How Do I Keep My Lawn From Browning
By using a reel mower, of course, and other tips!
New American Dream
The Conscious Consumer website contains
online and local sources of all sorts of
goods and services that are better for
the planet and the people who live on it.
"An Inconvenient Truth"
A compelling look at the state of global
warming in the fascinating and startling
Greenfox Schools is an environmental consultant providing solutions to help schools go green. Greenfox meets directly with a school to perform an audit, then writes a report specific to the school’s needs.
Grassroots Recycling Network
Learn about grass recycling programs, or see what corporation they are spearheading a campaign against today. listserve to kids resources...this website is a great tool!
Read about grass recycling and composting, buy worms, look up recycling legislation...a comprehensive site!
Want to reduce the amount of lawn you cut? Purchase ornamental grasses and hostas on-line.