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Lawn Mower Upkeep

It’s already April.  Before you know it, you will be in need of that lawn mower that has been collecting dust in your garage. Of course, you could always just call in Austin lawn professionals to come and mow your lawn.  But if you would rather tackle the job yourself, you need to make sure your lawn mower is ready for it.

False Start

We’ve all been there. It’s getting hot again and you roll out the ol’ mower. You give it a few pumps and then give it one huge pull.  But it doesn’t start. Or, in an annoying scenario that is not as hard to endure, the lawn mower takes far too much effort to start.

The best ways to make sure the lawn mower is nice, fresh and ready is by adding gas preservatives, changing the motor oil, replacing the spark plug, and even having the blades sharpened.

Adding Preservative

The gasoline in your lawnmower needs to be ready to sit for any kind of planned or unplanned storage. It does not take long at all for the gasoline in your tank to become dysfunctional from aging. Be sure you consider adding a fuel preservative to your lawn mower. You will find that starting your lawnmower next time you take it out of storage will be easier.

Change The Motor Oil

This instructables guide is helpful for getting the oil out of your lawnmower and replaced with new oil.

This process is very important to making sure your lawn mower is running as smooth as possible.  Fresh oil ensures a fresh start.

Spark Plug

Look at the spark plug on your lawnmower to examine its quality. Does it seem worn out? Replace it!  What about if it is not worn out and damaged but does show signs of slight uncleanliness? Try cleaning it before replacing in that case.  But don’t be frightened of replacing the spark plug.  Replacing the spark plug is very cheap and shouldn’t take you too long to do. Check out this informative micro-guide on replacing a spark plug.

The Blades

It is important that you get your lawn mower blades sharpened! In some cases of aging, you even need to replace the entire blades with new ones.  Many people fail to make sure that their trusty lawnmower has been getting its blades sharpened.  If you can’t remember the last time your lawn mower got its blades sharpened, that means it’s time to get it done!

You’ll be amazed at how precise your new blades (or improved) blades are performing.  But, this may go without saying, don’t attempt this process unless you know exactly what you are doing.

The Best Way

You can always skip all the lawnmower upkeep by getting in touch with Austin’s best lawn care service, Emerald Lawns.  Call Emerald Lawns at 512.990.2199

By | 2018-03-15T19:10:51+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|lawn mower maintenance|0 Comments