Spring lawn care season is in full bloom (although it never seems like it in Ohio), and now is the perfect time to get your lawn mower ready for use. It’s important to make sure that all parts of your mower are functioning properly before putting it to use so that any breakdowns can be avoided during the upcoming season. Follow these tips to get your lawn mower ready for this spring.
SUBMIT FOR A FULL INSPECTION
From the fuel to the blades, it’s vital that you inspect the entire lawn mower before using it on your lawn. Check out these 8 tips on how to get your lawn mower in tip top shape. These tips will walk you through all the necessary parts that need to be inspected in order to ensure that your mower will function properly. Read more here.
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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS YOUR SPARK PLUG?
Do you know where the spark plug is on your lawn mower? Or how to make sure that all the cables and breaks are functioning properly? Honestly I couldn’t tell the difference between a spark plug and my phone charger, but checking all of these things is important when tuning up your mower. Annually tuning up your machine will help make sure that it stays functioning from year-to-year. Check out this video that walks you through how to fully inspect and tune up your lawn mower.
ALL WORK AND NO SHARPENING MAKES YOUR BLADES A DULL BOY
Although it’s a bad pun from the Shining, it speaks the truth when it comes to dull blades. Dull blades can do more harm than good to your lawn. A dull blade will “rip” out your grass instead of cutting it, which can subject your lawn to disease and even kill it overall. Therefore, make sure that your mower’s blades are either sharpened or replaced before using it on your lawn this spring. The Home Depot offers some great tips on how to sharpen lawn mower blades. Read more about how to do this here.
FREE SPRING LAWN AND LANDSCAPE GUIDE WILL MAKE YOU A PRO
A lawn mower isn’t the only thing that you need to get ready for the spring. Download our free guide to learn about other things such as snow mold and reseeding to ensure that your lawn looks its best for the upcoming season. Get your free copy by clicking on the button below.