Lawn Care  Promote Your Business
Lawn Care
Cost Report

Mower Maintenance

By now, your probably deep into the mowing season. With this in mind, you want to make sure you are keeping your mower in top notch performance.

Be sure your mower blades are nice and sharp. Dull mower blades will not cut your grass properly and will more than likely pull a lot of the grass out instead of cutting it. A sharp blade on your mower will also keep your grass blades from getting dead ends.

Check and change if needed your oil, spark plug and air filter. Dirty oil and air filters will make your mower run rough and is also hard on the engine. A foul spark plug will also make your engine performance sluggish.

If you have a riding mower that you are using check your mower belts. Make sure they are not cracked or tearing. A bad belt could brake and leave you stuck in the middle of your lawn job/yard work.

Inflate the tires so that your grass gets an even cut. An uneven cut is bad for the lawn. Also, try to store your mower out of the sun. The sun can damage things without you being aware of it, especially when it gets really hot.

Walk your lawn before you mow making sure there are no large sticks, debris or toys if you have children/animals.

Finally, with a putty knife or similar keep the bottom part of your mowing deck clean, and always try to mow early morning or evening. It's better for the mower and the lawn.

Be the first to find this article helpful.

About the Author

Marty Funston, MF Products & Services
6220 Shady Brook Drive
Central Point, OR 97502

If you would like to re-print this article, please contact the author.
Need some help with your lawn? We can match you to a lawn company in your local area.
Find Local Lawn Companies

Related Topics

Snake in the Grass - Huntsville, Alabama
Mow Hawk Lawn Care is a professional lawn care service in Huntsville, Alabama.

Got an Itch? Don't Scratch It
Poison Ivy and Poison Oak

How to Keep Your Lawn Green
Learn some tips for keeping your lawn green and healthy.

Fall Lawn Care
Learn some helpful tips for caring for your lawn during the fall season.

Lawn Watering Tips
Helpful hints for watering and caring for your lawn.

Need some help with your lawn? We can match you to a lawn company in your local area.

Other Related Topics

Cost of Lawn Care
Learn more about the factors that increase and decrease the cost of lawn care and...

Hassle Free Front Yard Maintenance
Having less grass, mowing frequently, using clover instead of grass and an installing an...

Lush Lawn Achieved
If you follow a few basic tips, you can keep your lawn looking lush and healthy.

The Future of Lawn Care Programs
Learn more about hybrid lawn care.

Lawn Care and Weed Control
Turf grass are virtuous. Don’t let robbers take over your lawn.

Editorial Disclaimer: The views expressed in articles published on this website are those of the authors alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of this website or its staff. The articles on this site do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement with respect to any views, company, or product. Authors affirm that article submissions are their original content or that they have permission to reproduce.

Free Cost Estimates   |   Lawn Services Directory   |   Lawn Care Cost Report   |   Free Business Listing

All users of are subject to our terms of use.

Home   |   Articles & Videos   |   Affiliates   |   Networking Groups   |   Search by Category

Terms of Use   |   Privacy   |   Partner Network   |   Your Privacy Choices   |   About Us   |   Contact Us   |   Member Login

©2003-2024 - VentureStreet, LLC

Join Our Business Network