lawnmower2Spring is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means it’s lawnmower season. If you hire a lawn maintenance company to handle your mowing, there’s a good chance it might be using propane to fuel its equipment.

According to an article in Landscape Management Magazine, recent Propane Research and Education Council (PERC) research showed at least one third of landscape contractors are considering switching to propane in the next three years.

Many contractors are attracted to the environmentally friendly qualities of propane as well as its low cost, but low gasoline prices may be stopping others from making the switch, as saving money on fuel isn’t a current priority for them.

But other factors, including ease of refueling and increased availability of propane-powered equipment, have experts thinking more and more contractors will make the switch to propane as gas prices increase.

“Contractors have to think about long-term investments and not just the day-to-day cost of operation,” PERC spokesman Jeremy Wishart told Landscape Management. “That is where propane is a win-win for your average contractor.”

To learn more, read the full article here.

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