Northampton High School junior goes all-solar with lawn care business

Northampton High School junior goes all-solar with lawn care business

Hempstead, NHS student, standing next to a lawnmower.
Philip Hempstead, 17, of Northampton, operates ElectroCut Lawn Care, a zero-pollution lawn care enterprise. He is shown here, May 11, 2017, with a solar battery-powered, self-propelled push mower on a client’s Northampton property.

NORTHAMPTON — Worries about the environmental impact of maintaining a lawn, from keeping the turf green and healthy to the fumes and noise created when it needs to be cut, have caused some people to wonder whether there is sense in having manicured grass surrounding their homes.

By expanding his zero-pollution lawn care enterprise this summer, a Northampton High School junior is aiming to ease these concerns and change the perception about the significant environmental consequences to enjoying a lush, green landscape.

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