California’s New Lawn Mower Law May Be The Push You Need To Go Electric
If you live and maintain a lawn in California, the news of the upcoming ban on gas-powered mowers and lawn equipment might stir up confusion regarding what you will and won’t be legally permitted to do. When it comes to any gas-powered equipment you already own, you can rest assured that it’s still legal to operate. You can even continue to buy and sell used gas-powered mowers, leaf blowers, and other landscaping equipment under the ban.
What you will no longer be permitted to do is purchase new gas-powered lawn tools from a retailer or manufacturer. The natural consequence of this is that, eventually, even diehard gas engine enthusiasts will be forced to come around to using electric lawn tools when their used gas-powered ones fail. If you haven’t yet, it may be time to start incorporating electric lawn and garden equipment into your collection so that you can familiarize yourself with the concept by the time it becomes standard. There are many models available — Lowe’s has a selection of electric mowers starting at $219. The same applies to electric leaf blowers — you can purchase a battery-powered Dewalt leaf blower with a 4.5-star rating on Amazon for $204.99.