How to prepare your lawn mower for spring
It is time to get the mower ready! We have had plenty of rain and now plenty of sun is on the way. The mower may be looking a little rusty and dusty, who knows what has been thrown on top? Looks like a good weekend project has suddenly developed….
First things first.
This is an easy list to follow for preparing your mower.
Are the blades sharp? This is important. Dull blades make your grass weak. Weak grass is not good at fighting disease or pests.
Is the oil fresh? If you oil is from last season, drain it and replace with new.
Did you check the air filter? Experts say we should do this every season. If you have a washable filter, soak it in warm, soapy water. If it’s made of cardboard or paper, just pop in a new one.
Lubricate all moving parts!
Do you need a new fuel filter? Fuel filters can’t be cleaned because they can easily be damaged, so just buy a new one.
Get a new spark plug! These are inexpensive, no need to clean or reuse old ones.
Replace the belt or battery if needed.
Check your fuel! If you have left fuel in your mower for more than 30 days, go ahead and drain it and fill with fresh fuel.
Here is a link to a YouTube video to help you get that mower started if you are having trouble.
And for those of us need a little more help….
While Lawn and Pest Solutions is not in the business of mowing lawns, we want to help you have the healthiest lawn you can and having the proper equipment is very important to achieving a beautiful lawn. Getting your lawn mower ready for spring is one step you can take at home. If you need more help on getting a beautiful lawn, we have a staff of professional lawn technicians. Lawn and Pest Solutions can help you, just contact us today.
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