6 Simple Ways to Maintain your Mower

If you don’t feel like having us mow your lawn for you and getting it taken care of with our convenient and nifty mobile app, then it’s safe to assume you’re probably going to be doing it yourself. Since you’re doing it yourself, you’ll want to make sure that your lawn mower is in tip top condition so that you get the best possible mow. Here are 6 simple ways to maintain your mower to make sure that you get a beautiful, high quality cut each and every time.

1. Empty the fuel tank at the end of mowing season

Leaving fuel in your lawn mower’s gas tank over the summer can cause buildup on unwanted gunk and grime. It’s a good idea to empty your tank after each lawn mowing season by letting the engine run until it’s completely burned and using fresh gas in the Spring.

2. Sharpen the Blades

Dull mower blades tear grass instead of slicing it properly. Regularly sharpening your blades (or getting someone to sharpen them for you) is crucial to making sure you get a quality cut each and every time.

3. Monitor the Oil

Regularly check the oil level in your lawn mower and be on the lookout for any debris or oil clogs that might be affecting the performance of your mower. Top up your oil tank regularly and cycle out old or contaminated oil.

4. Check the Air Filter

A well-maintained air filter ensures that your mower burns gas efficiently. Dirty or clogged air filters should be replaced on an annual basis with paper or foam replacement air filters that are available at virtually any home hardware store.

5. Check the Spark Plug

Spark plugs are easy and cheap to replace but are crucial to a properly functioning lawn mower. You should change your spark plug every year to ensure optimal mower performance.

6. Keep your Mower Clean

One of the easiest and most effective ways you can keep your lawn mower in excellent condition is by cleaning it regularly. Brush off any grime, debris, or stuck grass pieces and if you’ve got time, scrub it down at least once a year.

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Nenad Dumanovic

Nenad Dumanovic worked for Yardly, the Lawn Care and Snow Removal Service Platform, as an Operations Coordinator. Read his posts for insights to maintaining the perfect lawn and property.