There’s nothing like the spring smell of a fresh-cut lawn. But before that first mow of the season, it’s important to perform some lawnmower maintenance. The key to keeping your lawnmower in top condition and lasting for years to come is mower maintenance. Here are a few tips that will ensure that your machine is in tiptop condition:

  1. Sharpen the blades. Making sure that your lawnmower blades are nice and sharp at least once or twice a year is very important. If you cut your lawn with a mower with blunt blades, it will tear your grass rather than cutting it cleanly. This can damage the plants leaving behind a very weak and vulnerable lawn.
  2. Check the oil in your lawnmower. Before the first mow, you want to make sure that you use the dipstick to check the oil level and type it up as necessary.
  3. Check the fuel.  At the end of the last mowing session, you should have removed any leftover fuel from the agent. Gasoline doesn’t age well and if it’s been sitting in your more all winter it will most likely have gone bad.
  4. Check the air filter and see if it is clean and free of debris. If it is clogged you may be able to clean it but if it is very dirty it might be time to replace it. It’s not an expensive investment and replacing it once a year is never a bad idea.
  5. If you have a riding mower. It’s a good idea to make sure that the tires are fully inflated. This will help you out machine run officially as well as for any type of more with inflatable tires.

These tips should be initiated before any first mow to keep your mower in tiptop shape.

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