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25 Nov 2022
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Black Friday Deals on Electric Lawn Equipment

We wanted to reach out and share a few Black Friday deals we spotted on Amazon. Many of these products our team uses on a daily basis and we’ve been very happy with the quality and reliability of the following. Cheers!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to some products EcoMow knows and uses. As an Amazon Associate, EcoMow earns from qualifying purchases made through our referral links.

Ego Power+ Battery Powered Equipment

Husqvarna Automower® 115H Connect/4G Robotic Lawn Mower

  • Simple DIY Install – You can DIY (Do-It-Yourself) the simple Husqvarna Automower installation process!
  • Control your smart lawn mower through the Automower Connect app. Start, stop, and configure your mower in just a few finger taps!
  • A noise-reducing motor design creates a quiet mowing experience. Plus, Lift & Tilt sensors help prevent collisions and automatically shut Automower down to ensure that kids and pets stay safe.

HUPBIPY 12 Pack Garage Hooks Heavy Duty

  • 10 Hooks with 5 Sizes – Comes in 10 wall mounted double hooks with 5 Sizes and 2 extension cord organizer for hanging tools of different sizes and weight. These 10 large heavy duty utility hooks creates more possibilities to organize your bulk items and creates an efficient tool storage space.
  • Easy to Install – Comes with totally 60 sets of screws and anchors, simply with a drill and screwdriver, the garage heavy duty storage hooks can be easily installed on plaster walls, wooden, concrete, brick walls. Christmas gifts.

Garden Tools

Scotts Elite Spreader

  • Dual rotor technology provides unbeatable accuracy and a 6ft spread pattern for time savings. This is our most accurate spreader ever
  • Holds up to 20,000 sq. ft. of Scotts lawn product, including grass seed, fertilizer, salt and ice melt
  • Never-flat tires to conquer any terrain
  • Ergonomic handle with smartphone holder

22 Nov 2022

Choosing electric lawn equipment for your lawn

Electric lawn service companies are relatively new in the lawn and landscaping world. Advancements in battery technology have proven to render electric equipment to be more effective than it has been in previous years. When you search “Electric Lawn Care Near Me” on your favorite search engine, it’s likely you won’t find many results in your area. Reason being, electric lawn service companies have a hefty upfront cost to start their business. Second, many electric lawn care providers go out of business in a very short period of time when they realize the difficulty of operating and maintaining a 100% battery powered operation.

While the lawn and landscaping industry continues to make advancements in the field of electric lawn care, there are many frustrations business owners and operators must face to keep their operation profitable. Some of the key factors electric lawn care companies have to manage on a daily basis are:

  • Battery quantity and capacity to render a full days work.
  • On-board charging capabilities
  • Electric equipment failures
  • Additional time needed to complete a job well done

EcoMow has conducted thousands of hours of on-site field testing and we’ve concluded that electric lawn equipment can render itself to be equal or substantial to the popular gas powered alternative. For the do it yourself lawn care folks we’d like to share some field tested feedback that will help you make an educated decision when choosing battery powered equipment for maintaining your lawn. We will refrain for citing any specific electric lawn equipment brands and focus more on what we’ve learned. You can find more information about certified electric lawn equipment on the American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) website.

Don’t Skimp on Quality

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The following is likely the biggest mistakes many people make when choosing electric lawn equipment for their weekly maintenance.

  • They buy cheap equipment
  • They don’t check the warranty
  • They don’t research before they buy

We hear it time and time again. Homeowners decide they want to get a battery powered setup after they see our fully loaded service vans and trailers in the field but they all make one big mistake. They immediately go to Lowes, Home Depot, or Amazon and purchase the cheapest electric lawn mower the big box retailer has, only to unbox the unit and find themselves in disappointment when the machine doesn’t cut their grass as well as their gas mower. If you’re considering switching to electric, we recommend buying nothing less than high end electric equipment if your budget allows it. While you may be tempted to spend less as there are cheaper battery powered lawn mowers out there, Don’t do it!

Most battery powered lawn equipment manufacturers offer several different models to fit the buyers budgets. It’s important to understand that just like anything else, you get what you pay for when buying electric lawn equipment.

Start with the hand tools

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If you’re reluctant to drop a couple thousand dollars on a full battery powered lawn care setup, we recommend starting by picking up a couple electric hand tools. Battery powered hand tools offer the convenience and power equivalent to gas powered hand tools and the cost won’t break the bank. A few hand tools we recommend for entry level battery powered are:

After using all of the above for a few years, the experts here at EcoMow can certainly speak to the advantage of the battery powered string trimmer and the handheld blower in particular. Both tools are incredibly convenient, they have brushless motors to reduce vibration, less noise so you can pass on the ear protection, and light weight to ensure you don’t wear yourself working in the lawn. Many of our clients have a few of these tools in their garages now that they’ve had a chance to try our equipment out. The handheld battery powered blowers are particularly popular for homeowners in need of a quick cleanup before company arrives for the evening get together.

Worthy of notable mention, the battery powered hedge trimmers and stick edgers are quite convenient for a Saturday afternoon cleanup and reduce the need for dragging an extension cord around the yard. Not to mention they’re a much safer alternative as there is no risk for electrical cords getting severed.

Learn your battery powered tools

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Using battery powered lawn equipment can be a fun and rewarding experience. But, like any other tool, the more practice you have perfecting your craft, the more you’ll enjoy it. The battery powered string trimmer can be an absolute joy to use and our lawn crews love this tool the most of any tool on the trucks. Most battery powered string trimmers have a relatively long runtime and you will find that you’re able to complete most jobs on a single charge.

The electric leaf blowers, while much quieter than gas powered, have a tendency to run through the batteries quickly. For most brands the average run time for a battery powered blower is around 20 minutes at full power. While some manufacturers do have longer run times we consider this an industry average for the handheld leaf blowers. Often the battery powered leaf blowers don’t need to operate at full speed to achieve a cleanup job that requires only half power. For this reason, we suggest taking some time to use your battery powered equipment so you can learn how to maximize the run time and efficiency of your electric tools.

Arm yourself with extra batteries

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It’s true, battery powered equipment can be a very effective alternative to gas powered equipment, but it doesn’t come without a cost. Depending on the size of your lawn, you may or may not need to grab yourself an extra battery or two. For most 1/4 – 1/3 acre lots you’ll find that one battery per machine will be sufficient to achieve your goals, assuming you started with a fully charged battery. As batteries age however, their efficiency will decline and you’ll find yourself longing for another battery to finish while you’re in the middle of a job. This can be frustrating.

Most electric equipment manufacturers now offer interchangeable batteries so you can use your lawn mower battery in your handheld leaf blower if needed. While this is useful we do recommend having an extra battery or two on hand to complete a task that may take longer than the usual allotted time. For instance, when the grass is growing fast in spring your electric mower may require more power to finish the job. There’s nothing worse than having to pull a depleted battery off a unit and wait for it to recharge so you can finish your work.

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Have fun with it

It’s exciting to be living in a time when battery powered lawn care tools have become so readily available. While there are specific brands of electric equipment we use here at EcoMow Lawn & Landscape, we recommend trying out several brands to find out what works best for you. It’s a rewarding experience to use battery powered tools for the sake of the environment, and for the benefit of reducing noise pollution.

EcoMow has built our business running 100% battery powered tools. While it hasn’t come without its’ challenges, we’re incredibly happy with the quality of life we’ve created for our employees, the environment, and the clients who love the alternative low noise lawn care solutions.

Please feel free to reach out to the EcoMow team if you have any questions and we’d be happy to help you with you with your lawn care goals, and the use of battery powered lawn care equipment.

26 Oct 2022
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The Top 4 Things to Look For When Choosing Mowing Services Near Me

We have compiled a list of things to look for when choosing mowing services near me. Read on to discover what they are.  Mowing services are an important part of lawn care. They’re responsible for cutting grass, trimming hedges, and removing weeds. 

Experience.
You need to make sure that the company has enough experience to do the job right. This means that they should have been doing this type of work for at least five years. If they haven’t been doing it for that long, then you might want to find another service provider.  It’s important as well the company can communicate with you if there is a rain delay or if they’re experiencing equipment related issues that will delay service. 

Reputation.
A good reputation is one of the most important aspects of any business. It shows that people trust them and will use their services again. Due diligence is required when choosing the right company as there are many out there.  Finding someone you can have a long lasting relationship with is what you’re after.  To ensure that you choose a reputable lawn care company, check out reviews online.

Insurance.
If you own a home, you should make sure that your insurance covers lawn care services. This includes mowing, trimming, edging, fertilizing, and other landscaping tasks. You also need to make sure that your policy covers damage caused by storms, such as fallen trees and branches.

Equipment.
One of the first things you will want to consider when looking for mowing services near me is equipment. There are several different kinds of equipment available, so you will want to choose one that meets your needs. For example, some people prefer riding mowers because they are easier to maneuver than walk-behind mowers. Others prefer push mowers because they are more powerful and efficient. We prefer Electric power tools as we’re focused on a cleaner and quieter solution to lawn and landscape maintenance.  Learn more about our equipment here.

25 Oct 2022
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The Best Eco-Friendly Lawn Care Company in Your Area

If you’re looking for a lawn care company that is eco-friendly, contact our team in Dallas, TX. We offer a range of services, including organic weed control, fertilization, and lawn mowing. Our service is 50% quieter than the gas powered companies you see out there today.

Lawn care is one of the most important aspects of owning a home. It is important to maintain a healthy lawn so that it can provide you with many benefits. A healthy lawn is both appealing for your guests and makes your outdoor experience that much more enjoyable.

The first step in maintaining your lawn is to determine what type of grass you have. This will help you determine the best lawn care practices to use on your lawn. Common grasses in Texas are St. Augustine, Emerald Zoysia, and Bermuda.  The second step would be to identify any areas where weeds are growing and remove them from the area. The third step would be to fertilize your lawn and water it regularly, especially during dry periods such as summertime.

Eco Mow Lawn Care offers eco-friendly lawn care near me. Call us today to see how we can help you achieve the greenest, healthiest lawn possible.  Experience the difference of a quieter solution to your lawn care needs today.  Learn how our partnership with AGZA is making a difference in commercial and residential lawn maintenance