Small businesses are rewarded by providing their services in an environmentally friendly manner. Grave care is no exception.
If you have read our Grave Care Business materials you know important we feel it is to operate your business as environmentally friendly as possible. By saying this, we are not eco-fanatics. However, we believe an eco-friendly business will be looked on favorably by your comunity, loved by your customers, and cost less money to operate.
The Grave Care Business program outlines many different services to offer your customers. Today, we are giving you a brief overview of ways to make the landscape maintenance side of your business environmentally sound.
1) Lawn Mower
If you Grave Care business normally does single plots, you will find it beneficial to use a push-style reel mower. Reel mowers do not use gasoline thereby eliminating ozone destroying pollution. Since they do not have engines they they practically producs no sound. For larger areas and entire cemetery clean-ups feel free to use a powered mower but for single plots a reel mower is a great choice to cut the grass.
2) Weedeater or String Trimmer
There aren’t many effective non-powered options to trim weeds. Since 2-cycle engines are some of the most polluting lawn care equipment engines, if you are in the market for a weedeater, seriously consider purchasing a battery operated or a propane powered weedeater. We have personally tested several models of battery and propane powered models. The Lehr propane powered line trimmer is our favorite. Though it is noisy like many weedeaters, it produces very low emissions and it runs for two hours on a 1 lb. bottle of propane. As always, use caution with string trimmers around tombstones and grave markers. The string can damage these stones.
3) Plan your routes
Plan your routes so trips to the same cemetery coincide with each other. Travel time is a huge waste of your resources. Plan your jobs so all jobs in the same cemetery are performed on the same day. One trip is much less wasteful than three or four trips.
These are just a few tips on how you can “green” your Grave Care business. For our entire Grave Care Business package, visit our home page at: GraveCareBusiness.com