Give your mower a tune-up
Maintenance of lawnmowers
Let’s go! With spring finally here, it’s time to get your lawn mower ready for the season. What’s the deal? Keeping your lawn mowed is one of the most important things you can do as a homeowner (along with watering). It’s important to do end-of-season maintenance now if you didn’t last fall. Proper maintenance will not only improve your turf’s health, but it will also increase your mower’s lifespan and performance. The combination of proper mowing and watering, as well as your Like Mowing program, will ensure a lush, healthy lawn throughout the growing season.
Make sure your mower is ready to go for the start of lawn care season by following these tips from your friends at Like Mowing:
Your Mower Blade Needs Sharpening
Every season, the blades of a lawnmower should be sharpened. A sharply-sharpened mower blade ensures accurate cuts every time, preventing grass blades from tearing. If a blade has large chips or cracks, replace it instead of sharpening it .
Alternatively, you can visit your local hardware store to sharpen the blades.
PLUGS NEED TO BE CHECKED
Spark plugs should be checked/changed once a year
Your mower will have trouble starting, waste fuel, and have choppy cuts if the spark plug is dirty or loose .
Once a season, you should change your oil. Make sure you’re using the right kind of oil by consulting your homeowner’s manual.
Drain dirty oil and remove spark plugs before refilling
MOWER DECKS NEED TO BE CLEAN
The underside of the mower can accumulate grass clippings and caked-on dirt. Remove any stuck-on debris from the mower deck by flipping it over and power washing it. Prevent the spread of disease by regularly cleaning your mower deck throughout the season.
PLATES MOVING WITH GREASE
Lubricate all moving parts, including wheel bearings.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MOWER MAINTENANCE?
In order to maintain your lawn, you must maintain your lawn mower. Turf health can be greatly affected by mowing practices, which are often overlooked. This is a common sign that your mower blade is not sharp enough if you see yellow or brown tips on your grass blades. Weak mower blades can cause tears that don’t heal, leaving our lawn susceptible to diseases, insect damage, drought, and heat stress.