Mower care

Mower care

Most of us love how our lawn looks after a mow. However, most of us rarely do much to keep our lawn mower in good condition.

Sometimes, after a few months of neglect, we hope when we pull the cord it will kick over and it hasn’t succumbed to the neglect.

So, here’s a friendly reminder now that the grass has slowed down to give your mower some love. In turn your mower and you can give love to your lawn!

Check the oil (four stroke)

Checking your oil is a very important step to ensure you’re looking after the motor. This is a pretty fundamental part of the lawn mower. If it hasn’t been changed in over a year or it has been used for more than 30-40hours, it’s best to drain it and fill with new oil. If the oil has been changed recently make sure it is topped up to the optimum level.

Check the air filter

These can get very grubby and full of dirt and debris if not changed or cleaned every so often. A dirty filter will cause your lawn mower to run sluggishly and inconsistently. Not an ideal situation for ensuring a nice even cut.

Clean the mowing deck

While it’s not the most important part of lawn mower maintenance it is still important. It is also important to ensure your blades are unobstructed. A clean deck means there won’t be potential weed contamination or a reduction in the life of your mower.

Check the blades

This one is more of an obvious one, you want to cut your grass not tear it! A sharp set of blades will be the most beneficial way to love your lawn. If you are handy on the tools and know what you are doing, you can sharpen the blades. That is only if you know how and there is enough meat left on them. Otherwise putting on a new set every now and again can be a lot simpler and provide a better result.

Better yet, drop it off at your local lawn mower shop and have them give it a once over. When the growing season begins, all you need to do is ensure you have fresh fuel in the tank and away you go.

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