Spring is just around the corner. It is time to start thinking about getting your lawn mower ready to go for mowing season. If you just put your lawn mower away in the fall with no end of the year maintenance, it’s even more important to do it now. This will help improve the condition and health of your lawn. Mower maintenance will also extend the life and performance of your mower. In combination with your Buffo’s Lawn Care Program, proper mowing and watering will ensure a healthy, green, lush lawn all season long.
Below are a few simple steps to follow to make sure your mower is ready to go for the start of lawn season:
Sharpen Your Mower Blade
Mower blades should be sharpened at least twice every season
- Sharpened blades will ensure a healthy cut every time and will prevent tearing the blades of grass
You should check/change your spark plug once a year
A dirty or loose spark plug can make your mower difficult to start
Change the Oil
Your oil should be changed every year
Reference your mower owner’s manual to ensure you are using the correct oil and type and for details to correctly change it.
Clean the Mower Deck
Wet grass clippings and caked-on dirt can accumulate underneath the mower
Turn the mower on its side and if possible, power wash the mower bottom or scrape off
Why is Lawn Mower Maintenance So Important?
Despite generally being neglected, the importance of mower Maintenance can greatly affect the look and health of your lawn. For example, If you notice yellow or brown tips on your grass blades, this is generally a sign of a dull mower blade that needs to be sharpened. Using a dull mower blade will tear that the blades of your lawn. This damage to your lawn may not heal all season and could leave your lawn susceptible to disease, insect damage, drought and heat.
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