Mowing your lawn in Michigan is essential to keeping it healthy and beautiful. However, while your grass will receive regular maintenance, you'll also want to do that for your mower! Keeping this machine well-maintained will ensure it functions at peak performance each growing season. To do this, you'll want to follow an annual checklist, which includes changing the oil for its engine, replacing the spark plugs, cleaning and replacing its air filters, and sharpening and balancing its blades. Continue reading to learn more about how to keep your lawn mower in tip-top shape and why regular maintenance is crucial for optimal performance!

Change the oil for your lawn mower's engine to keep it at peak performance.

A vital aspect of keeping your lawn mower maintained is changing the oil for its engine. If it becomes old and dirty, it can drastically reduce its overall performance and result in the wearing and damaging of the engine. On the other hand, staying consistent with changing it can keep it at peak performance, increase its longevity, and make it run cooler and more efficiently.

Replace Your Mower's Spark Plugs So It Starts & Runs Well

Your lawn mower's spark plugs are responsible for igniting the fuel so it starts and runs, so they're crucial to its functionality. Because of this, you'll want to replace them regularly to ensure it continues to start right away and runs well. When you don't, they become old and can inhibit your mower's ability to do its job, which is to cut your grass.

Replace and clean your mower's air filters to ensure proper airflow to its engine.

Another way to keep your lawn mower well-maintained is to replace and clean its air filters. The air filters are essential to keeping dirt and debris out of the engine and ensuring proper airflow so it functions as it should. However, the opposite happens when they are old and dirty, which can lead to other problems, such as a decreased engine life and a lawn mower that doesn't work as well as if they were clean and new.

Sharpen & Balance the Blades of Your Lawn Mower So They Make Clean Cuts & Have Even Weight Distribution

Everyone wants clean cuts when mowing the lawn, as it's more aesthetically appealing and better for the grass. However, if your lawn mower's blades are dull, they can rip the grass blades and cause a messy-looking turf. So, you'll want to regularly sharpen them so they can cut better and more efficiently.

You'll also want to balance your lawn mower's blades for even weight distribution. You can do this by grinding each end the same amount when sharpening them, then see whether they're balanced or lean in one direction. If they're unbalanced, it can put stress on your mower and wear it down, decreasing its lifespan, so it's crucial to ensure they aren't.

Regularly sharpening your lawn mower's blades is vital to prevent ripping the grass and making it more susceptible to insects and diseases.

Call us to schedule our sharp-n-lube service and keep your lawn mower in tip-top shape!

If you want to keep your lawn mower in tip-top shape, you've come to the right place! At Outdoor Expressions Landscaping, we offer a mower sharp-n-lube service, where our team will perform a 12-point inspection to ensure everything is well-maintained. Not only will we change the engine oil, check the spark plugs, clean the air filters, and sharpen and balance the blades, but we'll also inspect the tire pressure, check the battery, and more! That way, your mower can stay at peak performance, and your grass can receive quality maintenance.

We offer our mower sharp-n-lube service to residential properties in East Lansing, Okemos, Haslett, MI, and other nearby areas. Call us at (517) 333-7999 to schedule today!