Lawn mowers are typically the home owner’s most expensive outdoor tool. While zero-turn riders understandably cost thousands of dollars, even simple push mowers can cost hundreds to replace. Let’s cover a few ways to reduce the odds of expensive maintenance or replacement, and keep your mower sharp.
Blade — The blade is probably the single most important part of the mower, as everything else is pointless without it. Make sure it is free of bends, dents, and cracks. Take a close look at your lawn after cutting. Are the blades of grass ragged where the mower cut it? If so, your blade needs sharpening.… Read the rest