Electric-Powered Lawn Equipment

County facilities are making the switch to electric powered lawn equipment. Will you join us?

Why Avoid Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment?

Gas-powered lawn equipment - such as leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and other devices used to clear debris and maintain landscaping - has negative impacts on the environment and poses an immediate and quantifiable risk to our health.

The Better Alternatives

The good news is, there are alternatives to gas-powered equipment that are better for you and the environment.

Electric Lawn Equipment

Electric versions of lawn equipment such as leaf blowers are generally more cost-effective. Both battery powered and plug-in versions are available.

Electric Leaf Blowers

Native/Natural Lawn Landscaping

Additionally, county residents may choose different "natural lawn" approaches to landscaping such as “leaving the leaves” to decompose, providing valuable nutrients to their lawns. Or gathering and composting their leaves and other lawn debris to create rich topsoil.


Fairfax County Natural Landscaping

To further the goals of its environmental agenda, it is the policy of Fairfax County to apply natural landscaping concepts and techniques in the landscape design, implementation and maintenance of County-owned properties and facilities.

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