Lawn Mower Maintenance: Essential Spring Tips 

Spring is upon us, and that means it’s time to get your lawn mower ready for a season of maintaining a lush, green yard. If you neglect to properly prepare your mower, you run the risk of not only a poorly maintained lawn but also damaging your lawn mower. With that in mind, here are some essential steps to take when getting your lawn mower ready for healthy lawn maintenance: 

Change the oil and air filter:

If you haven’t done so already, changing the oil and air filter should be the first steps in getting your lawn mower ready. Old oil can cause problems with the engine, and a dirty air filter can hinder performance. By replacing both, you can ensure your mower is running at peak performance. 

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Check the spark plug:

The spark plug is what ignites the fuel in your mower’s engine, so it’s essential to ensure it’s working correctly. If it’s dirty or worn, it could lead to poor performance or even cause your mower to fail to start. Consider replacing the spark plug if it shows any signs of wear. 

Sharpen the blades:

Dull blades can damage your lawn, tearing and ripping the grass instead of making clean cuts. Take the time to sharpen the blades, ensuring they are balanced correctly, and replace them if necessary. 

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Check the fuel system:

Before firing up your lawn mower, make sure to check the fuel system. Check the fuel lines and tank for any cracks, leaks, or debris. You can also add a fuel stabilizer to your gas tank to keep the fuel fresh throughout the season. 

Inspect the wheels and tires:

The wheels and tires on your lawn mower take a lot of wear and tear, so it’s crucial to inspect them before using your mower. Check for any cracks, damage, or excessive wear, and replace them if needed. 

By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your lawn mower is ready to tackle the job of maintaining a healthy lawn all season long. Taking the time to properly prepare your mower will not only save you time and money in the long run but also help to ensure a beautiful lawn you enjoy.


If you have any questions about the best ways to maintain a healthy lawn, contact our Certified Turfgrass Professionals at 770.832.8608 or


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