Saturday, April 19, 2008

Time for a Lawnmower Tune-Up

Spring has sprung! At least it has here - some of you may still be snowbound. Sorry about that! But either way it's time for that time-honored tradition; passed down from father to son: the lawnmower tune-up. Taking care of this will extend the life of it and circumvent needless frustration.

One important thing to do is sharpen you lawnmower blade. This will drastically increase efficiency, improve gas mileage, and keep the motor from working too hard.

It's also a good time to think about the outdoor projects you've thought about over the long, cold winter. Yard work is likely a large part of it. Why not take inventory of your landscaping tools? Does that old wheelbarrow have another year left in it?

I recently had a rust issue with my lawnmower. It gets so hot here in the summer that there are days when it just makes sense to mow the lawn before the dew dries. When the moist grass wedges itself on the underside of the mower deck, our old friend oxidation pays a visit...

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