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Spring Lawn Mower Tune Up Time

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Baseball season is back, and even though there may still be snow on the ground up north, it is time to start thinking about lawn car again. No matter how big your yard is, or what you use to mow it, just like your car, your lawn mower will last longer and work better with a little periodic maintenance. A poor running mower that gets bogged down easily in long grass just makes a weekend chore that much more work, but a little work in the shed now can mean less work in the yard later.

If you winterize your lawn equipment properly – storing it indoors with no gas in the tank or float bowl – that first mow of spring is much easier.… Read the rest

Maintaining your Mower

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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