Lower electric lawnmower prices help Austin landscaping company go green
Author: Nick Bannin
Green Earth Conservation Lawns, based in south Austin, is trying to do something different - only using battery-powered equipment like electric blowers and edgers that charge on board the truck. As the price of electric lawnmowers has gone down the past few years, Consumer Reports said the break-even point for owning a battery-powered lawn mower is 1.4 years, after which it becomes cheaper to own a battery-powered mower compared to a gas-powered mower. Fassauer hopes other lawn care companies switch to electric power too. He plans to make his business even greener, adding solar power to charge and electric-powered trucks to get from lawn to lawn. He also uses only organic fertilizer on the lawns his team cares for.