Maintaining a nice-looking lawn takes a lot of work, but it all feels worthwhile when, at the end of a long day, you get to sit outside and enjoy it. Owning and using a good lawnmower is a key part of being able to create a nice-looking lawn. But you need to look after it. Below, we quickly explain how to do exactly that.
Owning and using a good lawnmower is a key part of being able to create a nice-looking lawn. But you need to look after it.
Don’t be afraid to fix your mower yourself
If you have a nice mower, one that cuts your lawn exactly right, you will want to hang on to it rather than buy a new one if it breaks down. Fortunately, the fact that you can now easily buy the parts you need to fix your outdoor power equipment makes it possible to keep practically any lawnmower goings strong. Fixing your mower and other gardening equipment will save you money, teach you new skills and keep you in control. You won’t have to be without your lawnmower for weeks on end while it is in the repair shop. There is also no risk that it will get damaged or go missing while it is out of your sight being fixed.
Maintain your mower
It is also worth learning how to take care of and maintain your mower. Usually, there will be a section in the instruction manual that tells you how to do that. If there is not, then go online and visit the manufacturer’s website. There is normally a short how-to video or article that explains the correct way to maintain your make and model of gardening equipment.
Looking after your gardening equipment and learning how to carry out basic repairs will save you money.
Keep the blades sharp
Every so often after using your mower, take the blade off and sharpen it. This short YT video explains the easiest and safest way to do that. You can use the method demonstrated there to sharpen the blades of most other outdoor power tools.
Clean and stow your gardening equipment away properly
When you have finished with your mower or other power tools, always take the time to clean them. Doing this helps to keep them in good condition and ensures that they are ready to use the next time that you need them. The place you keep them needs to be secure as well as warm and dry. Items like lawnmowers and hedge trimmers are tempting targets for thieves.
Doing the above will take some time. But it is well worth the effort. Looking after your gardening equipment and learning how to carry out basic repairs will save you money. Cash that you can invest in items like good-quality lawn feed, plants, and winter protection for the more delicate items in your garden. It also feels good to be able to repair things yourself and teaches you skills you can use in other areas of your life.
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