Our friends over at the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District have heard more than an earful about my disdain for modern lawn care. The fumes from gas powered mowers and edgers, the early morning groan of blowers as they run through my neighborhood ever Thursday. I cant stand it. Although I sometimes come off sounding a little hysterical, so its nice to know that there are those out there fighting what I consider the most noble of fights: alternative and healthy yard maintenance! Dee did some poking around and found a source close to home and shared what she learned.
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According to Doug Ambrose of Healthy Air Lawn Care, there is an alternative to traditional lawn care. I am pleased to see entrepreneurs in the Valley acknowledging the issue of poor air quality and putting forth efforts to make a difference. In speaking with Doug it is very apparent he has an infectious passion for what he does, as he shared some fun facts about green house gas emissions and your typical gas powered lawn equipment. (Which you can find on his web site http://www.healthyairlawncare.com/Facts.html) I am not really surprised at the vast amounts of air pollutants that are introduced into our valley air via lawn equipment; what did astound me was the idea that more gallons of gas are spilled each year while refueling lawn and garden equipment than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez disaster. Where does it all go? Ground water reservoirs and then back into the water distribution network. That opens a whole new can of worms I just don’t have the heart to dive into today. Give Doug a call and get infected with his passion for air quality and healthy lawn care.