As we get our first dose of prolonged, warm weather in the greater St. Louis area, make sure your mower is in prime condition for the frequent cutting schedule of spring!
Maintain Your Mower!
You might have taken care of a mowing or two already this season, but spring is a great time to take care of your mower so it can take care of your lawn all summer long!
Sharp blades make for healthy grass. You want them to cut, not rip! Sharpen or replace them before the frequency of spring mowing picks up.
Replacing spark plugs annually is a cheap, simple way to keep your mower in top condition. Refer to your owner's manual.
Air and Fuel Filters
Again, it's good practice to replace air and fuel filters. For most common mowers, these are inexpensive and easy to replace on your own.
If you have a rider, are the tires inflated, with good tread? Inflate them to the proper PSI and replace when necessary.
Did you put a fuel preserver in your fuel container last winter? If not, that fuel is probably not fresh. Don't put stale fuel in your mower!
Lubrication & Cleaning
Many riding mowers have lubrication points. You can find a chart in your owner's manual. If you don't have a grease gun, here's an Amazon pick that gets the job done:
While you're lubricating, it's the perfect time to make sure your mower is clean. Wipe down painted areas and check for any rust damage.
Follow these tips for a mower that lasts longer, cuts better, and treats your lawn right!
If you love cutting a green, healthy lawn, call or email us for a tailored quote!