Edinburgh gardeners go green

An Edinburgh gardening business has brought in their very own ‘Green New Deal’ through introducing electronic battery powered equipment to their landscaping fleet.

By Jacob Farr
Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 16th October 2020, 4:31 pm
Gardeners showing off their new eco-friendly kit
Gardeners showing off their new eco-friendly kit

Josh Dow, 22, from Liberton, is hoping to get a headstart on competitors still attached to their petrol powered trimmers and strimmers by showing the benefits of going green when maintaining greenspaces.

In April, JDS replaced petrol strimmers, blowers and hedge cutters with electronic alternatives that have a much improved battery life of five hours in some cases and a day and a half in others.

Josh has said that clients and workers have marvelled at the lack of noise that the new products produce when in operation and workers have noted that they are able to work more safely when operating the tools.

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As part of their phased approach, they brought in electric chainsaws and admitted that it was strange not to hear their iconic hum.

Josh said: “They are quite strange as they do not make much noise which means we can chat with clients whilst working as well as with one another. At times it can be dangerous shouting to each other up a tree or working away in a private garden.

“I have always tried to be climate conscious and I just see this as us doing our part to help tackle the dangers of global warming by using more eco friendly equipment.”

JDS added that they will use an electric car to carry out quoting jobs throughout Edinburgh and are offering 15 percent off to anyone seeking gardening services between the months of January and February.

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