Ah, the sounds of summer.
Songbirds singing, pools splashing, kids playing outside… oh yeah, and those gas-powered lawn mowers roaring through the neighborhood.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Electric mowers have made low-noise lawn care possible, and the benefits go beyond simple peace and quiet.
You may already be familiar with hearing loss and other health risks of noise pollution—which can be caused by loud noises such as gas mowing even for a brief time, according to the National Institute on Deafness.
Quiet electric lawn mowers can restore serenity to your property and protect your ears from damage. But they also have a number of other surprising benefits for both your health and quality of life. Check out our top five below.
Quiet lawn care service can:
1. Improve Your Mood
One of the lesser-known impacts of noise pollution is that it can make certain people stressed out and grumpy. Researchers have linked noise to changes in mood, anxiety, argumentativeness and much more.
But it’s not just that reducing noise can prevent bad moods—a quiet environment can actually put you in a good mood. Researchers have found that “natural sounds,” such as chirping birds or rustling leaves, can make you feel better. So if you want to enjoy your summer to the fullest, quiet electric mowing can help you do just that.
2. Help You Sleep Better at Night
Noise pollution can have serious impacts on your sleep patterns. According to the World Health Organization, noise has been linked to interrupted sleep and even long-term chronic sleep disturbance. Unsurprisingly, these issues can impair your ability to work and think during the day.
A noisy gas mower probably won’t give you sleep troubles on its own, but it can add to a detrimental level of noise around you.
If you live near a busy road, commercial center, or airport, using a quiet lawn care service helps reduce noise pollution so that you (and your neighbors!) can get a better night’s sleep. And if you’re a business owner, quiet lawn care can help ensure well rested, productive employees.
3. Help You Finish Your To-Do List
Sun Power Lawn Care clients are always telling us that our electric equipment is so quiet, they didn’t even realize we were mowing until they saw us packing up to leave.
Unlike gas mowers, electric mowers will cut down on noisy distractions and increase your productivity. It’s common sense, but there’s science to back this up as well—doctors have found that even background or low-level noise can disrupt your concentration.
So whether you’re a stay-at-home parent, the manager of a busy office, or just trying to get a bunch of chores done around the house, a quiet lawn care service can help you tackle that to-do list without interruption.
4. Create a Safe Space for Babies
If you have newborns or young kids in the house, you’re probably trying to create a peaceful, healthy environment for them to grow.
One important way to do that is to cut down on loud noises around your home. As we’ve noted before, prolonged exposure to loud noises has been linked to hearing loss in children. The U.S. Department of Health specifically states that noisy lawn mowers and leaf blowers can put kids at risk of hearing loss.
Quiet electric lawn service prevents these health risks, while helping those young ones make it through a nap!
5. Protect Local Wildlife
Reducing noise pollution isn’t just about us. It’s also about the animals we share the Earth with.
Noise pollution can cause many of the same health issues in wildlife that it does in humans, such as hearing loss or an increased heart rate. It can also make it more difficult for animals to hear important environmental signals.
Cutting down on noise with an electric lawn care service supports our local ecosystem by creating a safer environment for wildlife. Plus, it can help make your property appealing to songbirds so you can enjoy the best of Florida nature right from your yard.