- On March 28, 2019
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But only if you have a lawnmower that can handle the strain. If you don’t do any basic maintenance work on your mower, especially after winter, you might have trouble keeping your lawn under control.
We’ve put together a quick list of six ways to get your lawn equipment ready for spring.
So let’s dive in!
1. Clean It Out
Start by cleaning your lawnmower both inside and out.
Take out the belt guards and clean out any grass, dirt, rocks, and other debris that has gotten clogged inside. If you’re having trouble getting the clippings out of tight nooks and crannies, use a bottle of compressed air.
Leaving this debris inside your lawn mower can damage the belts and pulleys.
You should also take a rag and a bucket of clean water to scrub dirt and grass from the surface of the mower. You might want to use a hose to get a strong spray of water to help with difficult stains.
2. Clean/Replace the Filters
A dirty fuel filter can make your lawnmower hard to start. On top of that, it can also cause poor fuel economy. Check the owners manual to find out what type of fuel filter you have. Then either clean it if it’s not too old or replace it if it has seen better days.
You should also check your mower’s air filters. If your mower has a foam filter, you can simply wash it off. You might want to install a new filter if your mower uses the paper kind.
3. Sharpen the Blade
A dull lawnmower blade can shred the tips of your grass into strips. This can cause your entire lawn to start dying.
At the beginning of the season, take the blade out of the lawnmower and spend some time sharpening it. Always take the blade out of the mower before you do this.
If you notice any major wear or tear on the blade, it might be time to get a new one.
4. Check the Blade Height
The height of your lawnmower blade should be about one inch, depending on the type of grass you grow. But setting your blade too low can weaken the roots of your grass and damage the entire lawn.
5. Lubricate the Moving Parts
Lubricating moving parts will ensure your lawnmower keeps working the way it should. It can also lessen the strain on the mower, which can help it last longer.
6. Examine the Tires
Before tackling that lawn, make sure you examine the mower’s tires. Check for small punctures or holes. If you spot any damage, you should replace your tires before you start mowing.
How to Get Your Lawn Equipment Ready for Spring
After being cooped up in the shed or garage all winter, your lawnmower needs some basic maintenance before you take it to work again. So make sure you follow these tips as you get your lawn equipment ready for spring.
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