So summertime has rolled around again, and with it comes the need for cutting your lawn. One place that many people are looking to cut back on environmental problems, though, is fossil fuel emissions and it turns out that the traditional gas powered powers are among the heaviest offenders. A recent Swedish study declared that cutting your lawn for an hour with a gas powered mower was as damaging to the environment as a 100 mile car trip, so in light of that, you might be looking for alternatives. When you are looking to get away from a gas powered mower, take a look at the options that are open to you.

When you are considering a very eco-conscious but still workable solution for cutting the lawn, consider an electric mower. These models are actually very reasonably priced, and can be used as long as you have cord that will run between the mower and a power outlet. You’ll find that they are most efficient for small lawns though you should keep in mind that their efficiency for energy over all depends on the practices of the nearby power plant.

If you have more cash to spend, consider a solar powered mower. These are wonderfully convenient and in addition will actually mow your lawn itself; it will wander around the lawn, using its motion sensors to avoid cutting anything but grass. This is the ultimate in convenience plus environmental friendliness, but they have to be ordered directly from Sweden.

For a more affordable mix of the two solutions above, consider getting a Solar Powered Mulching Mower, produced by Gaiam. These mowers use a mix of electrical and solar power and can be charged just by being plugged into an outlet.

Finally, you’ll find that the most eco-friendly option by far is to take a look at the old-fashioned push mowers. You’ll find that these human-powered reel mowers are great for the environment, can give you a healthy amount of exercise and can be found virtually everywhere. You’ll find that these mowers are just as efficient as the mowers listed above, and at the end of the day, they are not much more time consuming.

If you are looking for a way to cut back on the fossil fuel emissions that you are putting out, consider what to do about your lawn and how you cut your grass. You’ll find that looking at this is an important way to see how you fit into things, environmentally speaking.