In further efforts to lessen our carbon footprint the Scott Arboretum has purchased a reel mower for mowing the lawns in the Entrance Garden and Terry Shane Teaching Garden. Summer intern, Jared Barnes is pictured mowing the lawn with a Brill RazorCut Premium 33. This German made lawn mower operates purely by a human pushing the mower and expends no fuel to operate.
In periods of ample rain and sunlight we have found that we have to mow the lawn about once every 5 days while with the conventional mower we were mowing once a week. More information on these mowers can be found at www.brill.de