do we have lawns?
Whether we know it or not, we’re imitating European royalty. The
first lawns were created by the nobles and aristocrats of 17th- and
18th-century Europe, including Louis XIV of France, whose Versailles
gardens were the first to include squares of tapis vert, or “green
carpet.” The idea of lawns as status symbols and “pleasure grounds”
caught on among French and British landed gentry, who relied on
servants, sheep, and goats as lawn mowers. After the American
Revolution, the trend hopped the Atlantic and flourished among the
new nation’s landed aristocrats. George Washington had an
English-style lawn at his home in Mount Vernon, as did Thomas
Jefferson at Monticello. Front lawns didn’t really trickle down to
the common man “until the development of suburban housing after the
Civil War,” said Virginia Scott Jenkins, author of The Lawn: A
History of an American Obsession. With World War II’s end and
Americans’ mass exodus from cities, lawns became emblems of American
leisure and prosperity—and a burden for generations of homeowners.
Why take all that trouble to grow
A well-kept lawn is an outdoor refuge, a place for touch
football and summer parties, “a carpet all alive,” said the poet
William Wordsworth. Writer Katherine S. White called the lawn “a
soft mattress for a creeping baby” that adds “restful green
perspectives” to the landscape. Realtors say a nice lawn adds as
much as 11 percent to the value of a home. Beyond curb appeal, tidy
lawns are the connective tissue of neighborhoods, providing a common
element that links our residences to one another and to nature. And
researchers have recently discovered that chemicals released by a
freshly mown lawn make people feel happy and relaxed, and may even
prevent mental decline in old age. Today, about 80 percent of all
American homes have lawns. But great sacrifices of time, energy,
money, and natural resources go into mowing, trimming, edging, and
feeding all that grass. As Little Richard once said, “The grass may
look greener on the other side, but believe me, it’s just as hard to
We should all know by now that lawns of green grass aren't so
"green" for the environment. Keeping turf from turning brown wastes
water; people use too much pesticide and herbicide, toxic chemicals
that can contaminate the fish we eat and water we drink. And keeping
lawns at a reasonable height burns fossil fuels, releasing
greenhouse gases and other pollutants into the atmosphere.
can be done to reduce pollution and keep green lawns in America?
answer is Enviro-mowing!
What is Enviro-mowing?
Answer: Enviro-mowing is a system of equipment and techniques that
has eliminated the use of gasoline and uses mowers, trimmers &
blowers that offer a reduced carbon footprint. Environ-mowing is
accomplished by utilizing the newest available equipment and
technology created exclusively for the landscaping industry. By
using a renewable energy source for electricity, reducing oil
dependency by eliminating gasoline, both foreign and domestic and
reducing noise pollution when mowing grass this unique service
called Enviro-mowing is accomplished to maintain larger residential
and commercial lawns. Enviro-mowing also utilizes techniques that
help promote natural growth, reduce water usage and eliminate
What is Enviro-Mow, LLC?
Answer: Enviro-Mow, LLC is the company that has developed this
system, has developed a unique energy capture/recharging trailers
(patent pending), and is the only company to use the combination of
equipment to provide services to both commercial and residential
clients. Enviro-Mow, LLC is not only a turf maintenance technology
company, but also promotes a total landscape that utilizes the
latest in organic fertilization programs, landscape designs and
installations that reduce household energy use and increase water
conservation. Enviro-Mow, LLC has partnered with local landscape
providers to offer these services to clients both large and small,
and is the only “green” mowing system that uses no gasoline, from
trucks to trimmers.
What's better than the smell of fresh-cut grass?
Answer: The smell of fresh-cut grass without the smell of
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