With an estimated 50 million lawns in America, covering about 30 million acres of land, the environmental impact of overwatering, chemical fertilization, and pesticides is huge. Now you can enjoy the lushest patch of grass you've ever had, the sustainable way. No matter how much space you have to work with, here's how to make it your own.
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Let it grow.
According to the EPA, using a catalytic converter–free gas mower for one hour is equivalent to driving 11 cars for an hour, whereas mechanical push mowers are energy- and emissions-free. Besides, the ideal length for cut grass is actually about 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches. Taller blades have deeper roots, which are able to find water more easily during long periods without rain or watering. We like Brill's RazorCut Premium 38 lawn mower ($176).
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