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08 - Lawn & Garden

2011 Compendium categories in blue are activities with MET values supported in published literature.
2011 Compendium categories in red are estimated MET values.

*References can be downloaded from the references page.


1993 Compendium 2000 Compendium 2011 Compendium Types of Lawn & Gardening
Codes METs Codes METs Codes METs Description
        08009 3.3
carrying, loading or stacking wood, loading/unloading or carrying lumber, light-to-moderate effort
08010 5.0 08010 5.0 08010 5.5 carrying, loading or stacking wood, loading/unloading or carrying lumber
        08019
4.5
chopping wood, splitting logs, moderate effort
08020 6.0 08020 6.0 08020 6.3 chopping wood, splitting logs, vigorous effort
        08025
3.5
clearing light brush, thinning garden, moderate effort
08030 5.0 08030 5.0 08030 6.3 clearing brush/land, undergrowth, or ground, hauling branches, wheelbarrow chores, vigorous effort
08040 5.0 08040 5.0 08040 5.0 digging sandbox, shoveling sand
        08045
3.5
digging, spading, filling garden, composting, light-to-moderate effort
08050 5.0 08050 5.0 08050 5.0 digging, spading, filling garden, compositing, (Taylor Code 590)
        08052
7.8
digging, spading, filling garden, composting, vigorous effort
        08055
2.8
driving tractor
        08057 8.3
felling trees, large size
        08058 5.3 felling trees, small-medium size
08060 6.0 08060 6.0 08060 5.8 gardening with heavy power tools, tilling a garden, chain saw
        08065
2.3
gardening, using containers, older adults > 60 years
        08070
4.0
irrigation channels, opening and closing ports
08080 5.0 08080 5.0 08080 6.3 laying crushed rock
08090 5.0 08090 5.0 08090 5.0 laying sod
08095 5.5 08095 5.5 08095 5.5 mowing lawn, general
08100 2.5 08100 2.5 08100 2.5 mowing lawn, riding mower (Taylor Code 550)
08110 6.0 08110 6.0 08110 6.0 mowing lawn, walk, hand mower (Taylor Code 570)
08120 4.5 08120 5.5 08120 5.0 mowing lawn, walk, power mower, moderate or vigorous effort
. . 08125 4.5 08125 4.5 mowing lawn, power mower, light or moderate effort (Taylor Code 590)
08130 4.5 08130 4.5 08130 2.5 operating snow blower, walking
        08135
2.0
planting, potting, transplanting seedlings or plants, light effort
08140 4.0 08140 4.5 08140 4.3 planting seedlings, shrub, stooping, moderate effort
        08145
4.3
planting crops or garden, stooping, moderate effort
08150 4.5 08150 4.5 08150 4.5 planting trees
08160 4.0 08160 4.3 08160 3.8
raking lawn or leaves, moderate effort
. . 08165 4.0 08165 4.0 raking lawn (Taylor Code 600)
08170 4.0 08170 4.0 08170 4.0 raking roof with snow rake
08180 3.0 08180 3.0 08180 3.0 riding snow blower
08190 4.0 08190 4.0 08190 4.0 sacking grass, leaves
        08192
5.5
shoveling dirt or mud
        08195
5.3
shoveling snow, by hand, moderate effort
08200 6.0 08200 6.0 08200 6.0 shovelling snow, by hand (Taylor Code 610)
        08202
7.5
shoveling snow, by hand, vigorous effort
08210 4.5 08210 4.5 08210 4.0 trimming shrubs or trees, manual cutter
08215 3.5 08215 3.5 08215 3.5 trimming shrubs or trees, power cutter, using leaf blower, edge, moderate effort
08220 2.5 08220 2.5 08220 3.0 walking, applying fertilizer or seeding a lawn, push applicator
08230 1.5 08230 1.5 08230 1.5 watering lawn or garden, standing or walking
        08239
3.5
weeding, cultivating garden, light-to-moderate effort
08240 4.5 08240 4.5 08240 4.5 weeding, cultivating garden (Taylor Code 580)
        08241
5.0
weeding, cultivating garden, using a hoe, moderate-to-vigorous effort
08245 5.0 08245 4.5 08245 3.8 gardening, general, moderate effort
. . 08246 3.0 08246 3.5 picking fruit off trees, picking fruits/vegetables, moderate effort
        08248
4.5
picking fruit off trees, gleaning fruits, picking fruits/vegetables, climbing ladder to pick fruit, vigorous effort
08250 3.0 08250 3.0 08250 3.3 implied walking/standing - picking up yard, light, picking flowers or vegetables
. . 08251 3.0 08251 3.0 walking, gathering gardening tools
        08255
5.5
wheelbarrow, pushing garden cart or wheelbarrow
        08260 3.0 yard work, general, light effort
        08261
4.0
yard work, general, moderate effort
        08262
6.0
yard work, general, vigorous effort