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Recumbent tricycle with trailer
Manual: Loppers, shears, secateurs, snips, saws, rakes, hori hori...
Cordless Electric: Hedgetrimmers, chainsaws, strimmer, cultivator, lawnmower
The tools and vehicles used by the green gardener were selected, from the outset, to be of minimal harm to the environment, especially in terms of operational emissions, i.e. when the trike is being ridden and the tools are being used. One can accept there are emissions in manufacture (embodied) but overall emissions are very low compared to the alternatives, whether that be a diesel van or petrol power tools.

Air Pollution

By arriving at your garden by tricycle and only using manual and electric tools, the environmental impact is significantly minimised.
Compared to petrol powered machinery, using cordless electric tools results in no direct emissions for both the green gardener and all other garden users and inhabitants. This avoids petrol spillages and it means there are no noxious fumes whilst operating the tools.

Noise Pollution

Whilst air pollution is an insidious threat to one's health, noise pollution is more apparent and direct.
The disparity between petrol and cordless electric tools is significant. An equivalent petrol hedgetrimmer can be twice as loud as a cordless electric one, but the risk of hearing damage would increase by a factor of 10.
Whether you work from home and appreciate being able to concentrate on your own business, have a young family, or are considerate about how noise affects your neighbours, the tools used by the green gardener result in a quieter, more peaceful garden environment.

Soil Health

This is the most critical factor for your plants, and it is affected primarily by it's inputs. Whilst all plants need water in various forms, water quality varies. Ultimately, rainwater, rather than tapwater is preferable due it being free from hard water elements and having the right pH level. It is also better for the environment as no energy is used to produce it.
There are some exceptions, such as in the case of stagnant water, as this may carry disease, which may impact the health of plant seeds.
Using organic fertilisers on your plants will encourage activity within the soil, such as earthworms, mycorrhizal fungi and microbes. It can also be locally produced, in your own garden, generated from your compost or from nettle and comfrey tea.