Electrification isn’t just for inside the home. Your garage is full of opportunities to “go electric” and many of the rechargeable batteries can be interchangeable with other power tools.
Lawn edgers and trimmers are available with electric cords or rechargeable batteries. While battery life has room for improvement, the machine doesn’t require much maintenance and is lighter than a gas model. A corded model will provide consistent power, but could be a safety hazard if you’re not careful watching where you walk. Be sure to inspect cords and discontinue using them if there is fraying visible.
Electric lawn mowers are also available. While offering a more quiet experience, be sure to research how long batteries last to determine whether an electric mower will work for your property.
For members who have a long list of things they’d rather do on a weekend than mow a lawn, robotic lawn mowers have arrived! Think of it as a Roomba® for your lawn that also returns to its charging station when it senses the battery is getting low. Some of the top versions on the market are Landroid, Husqvarna, McCulloch and Robomow. Prices can vary by model. Check with your local retailer for more information.
*Incentives are currently not available for lawn equipment.