If you gotta mow, you gotta mow. But if you hold off for a spell, you may be eligible for a 25 percent tax credit, up to $1,000, when purchasing a low or no-emission, energy-efficient lawn mower.
According to The Wall Street Journal, three congressional delegates from Vermont created legislation — “The Greener Gardens Act" — last month that aims to reward consumers purchasing eco-friendly lawn and garden power tools. If it passes, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute-endorsed bill will provide “immediate incentive for people to purchase clean, alternative fuel engines that … operate on little or no fossil fuel.” More specifically:
"Qualifying equipment would include that powered by a motor drawing current from solar, electricity or rechargeable or replacement batteries, as well as equipment run off other alternatives to gasoline – such as propane or compressed natural gas. It would also include “hybrid” machines whose cutting systems are powered by a generator or electrical storage device combines with a small engine."