The mystery to a good lawn cut depends on the sharpness of your lawnmower blade. No other lawn care machinery takes a hurting like the lawn mower. However, this modern lawn appliance is frequently neglected until it breaks or doesn’t start.
The absence of preventive maintenance almost assures an early demise for your lawnmower. The good news is you don't need to be a professional tree specialist to keep it in shape. It all starts with maintaining your mower blades.
Sharpen the blade
Mower blades suffer a considerable deal of stress because of big branches, rocks, and other objects. A dull blade tears and rips grass instead of giving a clean cut. Some folks sharpen their blades with a metal and vice file. If you are inexperienced, you shouldn’t attempt this job yourself. A tree service company can sharpen your blade and will typically include a mower tune-up.
One of the top ways to encourage a fuller, healthier, and greener lawn is by sharpening your lawnmower blade.
A dull blade rips the grass blades, leaving broken pieces that weaken the plant and encourages grass diseases and fungal growth. Nonetheless, a sharp blade cuts cleanly, letting the plant recover fast and heal. Also, a sharp lawn mower blade let you finish your lawn-cutting chore quicker with little stress on the mower. If you’re having issues with your lawn mower, check your blade first. Lawnmower blade sharpening is an easy task, but you can mess up not only the blade but your mower if you don’t do it right.
When to sharpen your mower blade
You should plan to get your mower blade to sharpen twice each mowing season. Riding mowers need a different blade to sharpen technique which you should hire a York tree care expert to do.
Play it safe when removing the blade
We suggest always taking out the spark plug when you’re taking a look at your mower blade. If the piston is at the top of the compression stroke, just a minor touch to the blade might put the piston into the power stroke. If this occurs, the blade will wobble around and could break your hand.