Quite a few residents of SR4 are concerned about the noise and pollution impacts of the equipment used by commercial landscapers. They join many in Boulder and elsewhere with that concern.
The City of Boulder is also addressing the issue. They are in the early stages of assessing a way to limit the use of noisy and polluting equipment, with an emphasis on two-stroke engines. The SR4 Board is following this closely and doing our own research in hopes of finding a vendor who uses more environmentally friendly equipment.
To date we have not located a commercial landscaping service that uses electric equipment. At the request of our homeowners, we have instructed our current vendor, All-Pro Lawns, to no longer use leaf blowers on our property in conjunction with mowing. This will result in some visible grass clippings on sidewalks, but should lessen environmental impacts in our neighborhood greatly. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed.