30 Apr '12, 12pm

How to Build a Solar-Powered Lawn Mower

How to Build a Solar-Powered Lawn Mower

Grass-covered lawns are a subject of frequent derision on TreeHugger, and for good reason. Bonnie summarizes : Lawns in the U.S. cover more than 50,000 square miles of soil and consume more chemicals than all those used in U.S. food related agriculture combined. Maintaining lawns involves mowing, watering, and often fertilizer, pesticides, or herbicides, that contribute to the watershed pollution. Lawns in the U.S. also consume approximately 270 billion gallons of water a week — enough to water 81 million acres of organic vegetables- and all of this water is expensive. But if you insist on having a grassy lawn, this DIY project will help make the whole thing a bit greener.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/solar-technology/how...

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