According to Briggs & Stratton, nearly 70% of Americans say they are willing to do more to help the environment, but not knowing what to do is among the top obstacles to their taking action, according to a recent survey conducted by Briggs & Stratton Corporation, the world’s largest maker of gasoline-powered engines for outdoor power equipment.
In response to this survey, Briggs & Stratton developed a lawn mower tune-up campaign. They determined that a gasoline powered lawn mower can reduce its emissions by as much as 50 percent over an untuned engine. Not only that, but it can also save fuel and prolong the life of the mower—all with a simple lawn mower tune-up each spring.
• Avoid throwing grass clippings into the street and driveway where they can be washed into the sewer system. After mowing, clean up driveway and walkways.
• Mow your lawn in a different direction with each mowing, especially with lawns of shorter grass types. Altering the direction ensures a more even cut since grass blades will grow more erect and less likely to develop into a set pattern.
• In the spring, don’t use old gas unless you properly used a fuel stabilizer, it can cause a number of problems. Better to use fresh gasoline to begin the new mowing season.