2 Green Products For A Green Summer

We have been searching to find something useful and green; And there are just so many Green products out there. Then we thought it is going to be summer, which means yard work! Found these two products – One will help you cut manicure your lawns and give you a decent workout, and the other one will reduce the amount of waste that goes into the waste dumps. Using less motorized equipments and composting essential parts of a Green garden!

Remember pushing the lawnmower around as youngster? Well that was and still is the eco-friendly way to cut grass and keep your lawn looking good. Our first product is the Brill Razorcut Lawn mower.

Everything that is old is new again.  Here is Push Reel Lawn Mower that is a joy to use.  Lightweight, super efficient, easy-to-handle and quiet. And as an added bonus — no pollution. This really is one of, if not the best, push mowers you can buy.  Green living is easy.

Brill Razorcut Push reel mower

BRILL REEL MOWER BENEFITS:

5 Blades — The optimal number of blades for superior cutting and ease of pushing.

Weighs only 17 pounds – light enough to hang on the garage wall or pick up with one hand

8 inch diameter wheels

Silent cut design — The blade misses the bedknife by less than a millimeter. This reduces friction and allows the mower to cut the grass like scissors. It also increases the blade life, which means you won’t have to sharpen for a decade or more.

Flame hardened, welded steel blades — harder than tempered alloy, which also helps increase blade life.

Dry powder coat on metal components — Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing than other finishes. And colors stay bright and vibrant longer. Powder coating is also highly protective of the environment, because it contains no solvents.

Sealed bearings. No extra maintenance required, because the bearings are sealed.

Brill mowers feature a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Silent Cut Design reduces wear and tear on the blades. In this system, the reel blade and the bedknife don’t come in contact – instead they remain separated by less than a millimeter and shear the grass like scissors. This clean cut also helps the grass recover, because it doesn’t mangle the stem or leave a jagged edge.

This lets you cut low enough for the golf course look, and high enough for an average length c
Cutting height ranges from 15mm to 45mm (0.7 inches to 1.8 inches). ut for a wide variety of grass types.

Mowing width is 38 cm (15.2 inches). Small enough to maneuver easily through the yard, but still about 75 percent as wide as the average 20 inch wide gas mower.

Mower comes fully assembled except for the handle. The handle comes in three pieces and requires no tools to put together and attach to the mower. Takes about 10 minutes to get out of the box and into the yard. The handle has a great design giving this model a more stylish and sleek look while allowing for easy maneuvering.

Detailed information on the ball bearing system:
Brill reel mowers have a sealed bearing with a separate bearing race.

Types of grass where the Brill is NOT usually suitable

Brill mowers are lightweight, which makes them perfect for most types of grass. However, a few thicker grasses will typically pose problems for Brill mowers. If you have St Augustine grass, Zoysia, or Bermuda, then you should consider something like the Scotts Classic reel mower instead, which does fine with those grasses.

Things to keep in mind with any manual reel mower

1. Manual reel mowers don’t cut tall weeds well (but they do great on grass!). Because of the design, the reel will roll over tall weeds and dandelions without cutting much. So they aren’t a good choice to mow a vacant lot, but they’ll do superbly with a grass lawn.

2. If you don’t mow weekly, it’s going to be much harder to push. You know how a gas mower will bog down when you try to mow grass that hasn’t been cut in weeks? Well, it’s like that with a reel mower, except you’re the motor.

Priced around 300$ inclusive of the grass catcher. You can buy it HERE

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Our Second Product is a simple compostor made out of recycled plastics, which makes composting easy and affordable.

This unobtrusive recycled plastic composter is an easy way to turn kitchen scraps and other organic waste from your home into fertilizer for your garden.

The durable design of this compost bin makes it an efficient composter for kitchen scraps and yard waste. The large lid, oversized handle, and 4 sliding access panels (one on each side) make it easy for any gardener to start composting. As the organic material decomposes, you simply open any one of the sliding panels and shovel out your rich, high-quality compost.

Recycled Plastic Compost Bin Features and Benefits:

  • Requires no tools for assembly, so you can start composting in a matter of minutes.
  • Holds more than 12 cubic feet of material (approximately 90 gallons), which is plenty of room for several bags of leaves, grass clippings, kitchen scraps, etc.
  • The extra-large lid allows you to add lots of organic material at once. This also helps with watering and mixing the compost.
  • Features 4 sliding panels so you can easily take out the compost with a shove.
  • Opened bottom compost bin. This lets the liquid compost tea that comes from the compost seep into the soil where the bin is located, improving the soil in the area around where you’ve set up the composting unit.
  • Wide air slots for proper air circulation and efficient decomposition of organic waste.
  • Dimensions 85centimeters tall x 75 centimeters wide x 75 centimeters deep (the approximate size in inches is 33″ h x 28.5″ w x 28.5″ d)
  • Comes with easy to assemble instructions.
  • Made from 100% recycled Polypropylene plastic.
  • The dark color soaks up sunlight and maintains a warm operating temperature for accelerated results.

The Polypropylene plastic that’s used in this composter is unusual. Unlike type 1 plastic (PETE) or type 2 plastic (HDPE), Polypropylene (type 5 plastic) usually ends up in the landfill rather than being recycled into new products. There isn’t much demand for recycled Polypropylene – it’s primarily used to make bottle caps and drinking straws, and those can’t be made from recycled plastic for sanitary reasons. By purchasing products made with recycled Polypropylene, you can help prevent unnecessary waste and create market demand that encourages more people to recycle.

Energy Saving

Using this product will cut down on the amount of energy we use in our everyday life.

Low Carbon Footprint

Through its process it does no produce a large amount of CO2.

Recyclable and/or Recyclable Packaging

The materials used in this product can be recycled at the end of its use, or is made from recycled materials which saves waste.

If your compost dries out too quickly, you can help keep moisture inside by adding coco fiber to the compost mix. By using a good mix of dry and wet ingredients, you can accelerate the process of turning trimmings and kitchen scraps into healthy soil!

Priced around 120$ this is available Here

Hope it helped in Greening your Garden! Live Green!

3 thoughts on “2 Green Products For A Green Summer

  1. Steve Saks

    While it is important for the products we use on a daily basis to be organic and chemical and pesticide free,it is equally important to think about the containers we use on a daily basis and how they directly effect the world we live in. There are products availiable that offer an enviormentally-friendly alternative to products you use everyday such as biodegradable plates, bowls, cups, utensils, trash bags and much more. These types of products are made with renewable materials, are compostable and Earth-friendly.

  2. vimalkurup

    Steve, Thanks for the comment, you have a vaild point, we will look into the use of recycled environmentally friendly daily use utensils and will publish a story shortly.

  3. Nature House Green

    An Initiative to make this planet a better place
    Right from the primitive age the percentage of pollution done to environment is constantly increasing every decade, which is not naturally but due to the advancement done in each and every sector by us. We have drastically polluted the earth in last 5 decade like it was never done before. The proof is global warming, which we can see all around us, collapsing of ice bergs, holes in ozone, increased radiation of sun, rise in temperature, uncertainty of seasons, cyclones-tornados-twisters. The list goes on and on.. We have affected each and every thing right from deep oceans water to Lava Mountains. If we continued in this way then one day will come when we would be not able to see this again, so it’s good for us and future generation, to take care and be responsible in conserving Mother Nature.
    Many big manufacturing companies and lots of other people who are tycoons in their sector are also not taking steps and are not socially responsible for nature and environment, they do water and air pollution and avoid steps to fight with the same and eradicate it. Instead they are earning a lot, on the cost of environment. There are also owners who are aggressively adopting each and every nature friendly steps and covering every aspect where they can reduce the pollution as possible. Government has awarded such manufacturers by giving subsidy in many ways and also recognition.
    Companies in some developed sector are implementing measures to see that the pollution stays to at least level as possible. The use or manufacture the products which are recyclable, they use solar and wind energy where possible, creating green office, ventilation is given in such a way that it saves electricity and light, if there is possibility of producing that from water sources then that is also implemented.
    Primarily the focus of the world is on targeting as many people who can contribute towards developing a healthy environment, now the question arise what are the steps which will be feasibly implemented by a common man? First the awareness is created among adults, why these steps are now necessary and what will happen if we continue doing the same thing and later suggest them to tell their kids. A common man can establish a solar setups at the roof which will somewhat power his/ her house, making them to save a few bugs. Later they can take measures of not wasting any thing,
    The trending hot topic to develop a cool green environment is using of Bio degradable products instead of just disposable. In not only food but each and every item which is mostly thrown by people here and there and which is not compostable. In government as well as private sector the establishment of these has been started. When employees arrive in morning they are served coffee/tea, any hot drinks in paper cup which are easily degradable any even if you bury that set of cups in flower pot they are going to easily compost and nurture the soil, so this implementation is quite affective and corporate are also adopting these which have significantly decreased the plastic waste, for lunch and dinner they use paper plates which are confirmed to be environment friendly. Taking initiatives of using these types of preventive measures ultimately leads to creating awareness among surrounding peoples also and this creates a chain which will inspire many people. Paper straws are also served in many restaurants outlets for many cold and hot drinks, and they have been recognized by many NGO’s and government for their environmental initiative. While using disposable plates consider it to dispose in the place where it will nurture the soil and it can be useful again, as we all know these biodegradable products are made up of things like Bagasse it will ultimately degraded in soil. The customization in these eco friendly products is up to such a level that even if you demand clear plastic plates or clear plastic cups you can get that also with the compostable property. Now a day even when you are partying in pubs or any damn place you will easily see paper napkins on your table which is also green, green in the sense of attribute that it is compostable not in green color.
    That was the scenario when the opposite environment is aware, what about you? Next time you going to take a sip of that milkshake with a doughnut in your hand make sure to suggest that person to use coffee cups with lids which are nature-friendly and if he is already using appreciate it and also take your friends and family to that place only. Many times you might see a printed disposable coffee cups in the paper tray but don’t get confused, it is also biodegradable. The paper coffee cups, plastic dinner plates etc are printed if the buyer needs it to be customized. The ink which is used is also compostable and non toxic, and many times food color is also used which gives ensure the product being 100 percent eco-friendly.
    The most affected region due to plastic is aquatic life many fishes dies every day due to waste being thrown in the sea. Beaches have tons of plastic waste which is not discarded properly and which is not even degradable results into water pollution.
    So what we need is to just slightly change our day to day using items and that will collectively lead to a whole new change. If not now, then it will be too late, switch to green products, buy from genuine biodegradable sellers and contribute to well being of your home, The Planet Earth.

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