Grant focus: The Lawn Barber

The Lawn Barber Services recently bought electric-powered lawn care equipment to replace its remaining fleet of gasoline-powered equipment.

By switching out 6 pieces of lawn care equipment with $1,500 in grant funding, the company reduced VOC, NOx, and PM emissions by nearly a half ton per year.

The switch complements their use of mainly propane-powered riding mowers used for lawn maintenance for commercial and residential customers in the Mankato area, further greening their operations.

The use of gasoline-powered landscaping equipment is a significant source of air emissions, impacting the health of equipment operators and the populated communities they serve. Using electric often saves companies money by reducing gas and maintenance costs. Employees often have fewer injuries and appreciate less noise and no gas smell.