Tag Archives: sustainability

The Sun Power Lawn Care 2017 Year in Review

Tom Snogles is the founder and owner of Sun Power Lawn Care, a Gainesville, FL electric lawn care and maintenance business dedicated to quiet and sustainable service. Every day in a small business owner’s life feels crazier than the last. You’re running from job to job and meeting to meeting. One minute you’re putting out […]

Electric Cars, Local Eats and Big Prizes at Gainesville’s GreenMan Fest

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How do you usually spend the week after Thanksgiving? Probably sleeping off your food coma, or cranking up the Christmas music, right? We’ve got a new idea for your routine this year. How about a weekend of live music, a holiday light show, and local food and eats—all at Gainesville’s beautiful Depot Park? Better yet, […]

Winter Irrigation Tips to Save Water (and Money) on Gainesville, FL Lawns

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We’ve set the clocks back. Now it’s time to set our sprinklers back. Every November, Alachua County’s irrigation restrictions change to accommodate the winter’s slow plant growth. It’s crucial to ensure that your sprinkler or irrigation system is compliant with these restrictions and is working properly, in order to prevent fines, cut down your water bill and conserve water for […]

How Does Vinegar Weed Control Stack Up to the Competition?

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Fighting weeds in your garden can feel like a slow motion game of whack-a-mole. You pull ‘em, weed eat ‘em, spray ‘em. But unless you’ve got a professional weed control service visiting regularly, they always seem to pop back up, cheerfully ruining your otherwise tidy landscaping or garden. This can be especially true for anyone […]

How to Get Florida-Friendly Landscaping at Half the Price

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Imagine having a lush, vibrant, inviting yard… but without having to water or mow it so much. Sounds nice, right? It’s also totally achievable with something called Florida-Friendly landscaping. Florida-Friendly landscaping is a program that harnesses low-maintenance plants to cut down on water usage. The result is a beautiful yard that doesn’t need constant irrigation. […]

5 Easy Eco-Friendly Lawn Care Tips

Want to take big steps to reduce your carbon footprint? No need for major life changes or a brand new Tesla (although that would be nice…). Just step into your own backyard. Traditional lawn care is notorious for unsustainable practices. Everything from overwatering, to unhealthy fertilizing, to gas mowing wastes resources and pollutes our local […]

Live from Bonnaroo: Our Trip to the Epic Eco-friendly Music Festival

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Promote carbon offsetting at an eco-friendly music festival? Check. Rock out to the Red Hot Chili Peppers live? Check. Tom Snogles is the founder and owner of Sun Power Lawn Care, a Gainesville, FL electric lawn care business dedicated to quiet and sustainable service. So I’ve had a pretty epic week. I hiked to a […]

How to Save Water and Protect Your Lawn During Florida’s Drought

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With most of Florida parched by drought, you might be worried about whether your property’s grass and plants will make it through the season. Those dreaded brown spots are showing up on many lawns, and according to UF’s meteorologist, there won’t be much relief anytime soon—drought conditions in Florida are expected to last at least […]

Behind the Scenes: How Our Company Is Going Carbon Neutral

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Tom Snogles is the founder and owner of Sun Power Lawn Care, a Gainesville, FL electric lawn care and maintenance business dedicated to quiet and sustainable service. A business can never be too green, as far as I’m concerned. Here at Sun Power Lawn Care, we already use sustainable practices and emissions-free equipment every day. […]

Pro Advice On Building A Successful Green Business

There’s nothing like the satisfaction of building a company while supporting the environment. But what does it take to run a successful green business? How are our challenges as green entrepreneurs unique? How can we run successful small businesses while staying focused on sustainability? When we were preparing to launch our electric lawn care business, […]

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