21.02.2019 | 4 Images

The silence of the lawnmowers

How our gardens can be transformed into oases of calm
Noisy is out of fashion

The new Gardena Robotic Lawnmower is available in three models covering areas of 750, 1,000 and 1,250 m², as well as in a smart version.

Short text (322 Characters)Plain text

It’s early on Saturday morning when the first neighbour starts up their lawnmower. But there’s no noise or din involved; just a pleasant hum. The new generation of lawnmowers not only mows lawns independently, but is also particularly quiet (up to maximum 60 dB). This keeps things cosily quiet in our gardens.

Press release (3046 Characters) Plain text

Caution: High noise levels

Lying on a beach chair without a care in the world, listening to birdsong and releasing tension – for many garden owners, this is the embodiment of relaxation and recovery from everyday working life. Yet the numerous objects and activities of daily life increase general ambient noise levels and frequently cause intolerable stress, such as the operation of garden tools, circular or chain saws, construction sites, aeroplane take-offs or high-speed cars and motorbikes.

People frequently have a subjective sensitivity to noise levels. Noise levels are measured in decibels (dB). Whereas a television or music at noise levels suitable for inside a room lie at 55 to 60 dB and are enjoyable, most people consider a dishwasher at 44 dB to be irritating, and canteen noise at 65 dB disruptive. The pain threshold lies at approximately 120 dB. From 150 dB, irreparable hearing damage occurs within seconds – but our hearing already starts to suffer from a continuous noise level of 85 dB.

The American Center for Hearing and Communication has therefore called upon people to take part in an “International Noise Awareness Day” since 1996 – and this year, it will take place on 24th April. On this campaign day, the intention is to attract our attention to the causes of noise and its effects. The aim is a sustainable improvement in our quality of life.

Noisy is out of fashion

People living in conurbations, but also in quiet areas in the country or in the area of school buildings or hospitals have a right to locations offering quiet, recovery and leisure time. This was stipulated in the year 2002 when the EU Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC was put into force. Amongst other things, it demands the preparation of strategic noise maps and – as a result – the creation of noise action plans. In this way, quiet areas should be protected and the ambient noise levels in high-noise areas should be reduced. In addition to noise pollution itself, non-acoustic factors also play a role in the identification and selection of quiet areas. The European Environment Agency EEA has published a “Good practice guide on quiet areas” to assist the responsible authorities.

Tips for a “quiet garden”

Those wanting to reduce noise levels in their gardens themselves can already create an “oasis of calm” using only a few pieces of equipment and measures – for example with quiet garden tools. The noise made by Gardena Robotic Lawnmowers lies substantially below the acoustic power levels of petrol-drive lawnmowers at 50 to 60 dB. Depending on their size, modern lawnmowers are in the meantime able to cope with lawn areas of between 250 and 1,600 m². In addition, a quiet garden area can also gain in quiet and quality of life through the following tricks:
•    Protected seating (e.g. hidden through dense, vertical plant growth)
•    Noise/privacy screens (made from wood, stone and glass)
•    Masking of noise (through water attractions and wind chimes)
•    Use of sound-absorbent flooring materials
About Gardena
For over 50 years GARDENA has provided everything passionate gardeners need. The broad assortment of products offers innovative solutions and systems for watering, lawn care, tree and shrub care and soil cultivation. Today, GARDENA is a leading European supplier of high-quality gardening tools and distributed in more than 80 countries worldwide. GARDENA is a brand of Husqvarna Group. Further information on gardena.com.

All contents of this press release as .zip:

Direct download Save to lightbox

Images

2 126 x 1 535 px
Noisy is out of fashion
1 535 x 2 126
Noisy is out of fashion
2 126 x 1 535
Noisy is out of fashion
2 126 x 1 535

Contact

Heribert Wettels
GARDENA GmbH
heribert.wettels@husqvarnagroup.com
Phone: +49 731 490-513

Susanne Drmota
GARDENA GmbH
susanne.drmota@husqvarnagroup.com
Phone: +49 731 490-319

Nanine Plehn
FleishmanHillard Germany GmbH
nanine.plehn@fleishman.com
Phone +49 69 405702-535

Noisy is out of fashion (. jpg )

The new Gardena SILENO life is convenient, intelligent and also available in a smart version. This lawnmower for medium-sized gardens is able to master narrow passageways and corridors without any problems. A “house” protects it against rain and bright sunshine.

Measures Size
Original 2126 x 1535 1,2 MB
Medium 1200 x 866 238,8 KB
Small 600 x 433 89,9 KB
Custom x