Growing season officially hits Central Florida in early April. By now, you’ve probably seen your lawn coming out of its dormancy, along with the other trees and shrubs around your yard. Over the next few weeks and throughout the summer, you’re going to be seeing a lot of your lawn mower as you whip your grass back into shape, so it’s important to make sure you maintain a good working relationship!
Here at Gator Mower Parts in Longwood, we firmly believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It’s important to maintain your mower and give it some TLC throughout the season to keep things running smoothly. Here are 3 tips to make your mower your new BFF:
Check your fluids. Your mower gets thirsty, too! Keeping proper levels of clean fluids in your mower, including oil and gas, is crucial to your mower’s longevity. Before you take your mower out for the first time (or even if you already have), check your oil levels and top off if necessary. If you use a two-stroke mower, be sure to mix your oil and gas properly.
Clean up after each use! No, it’s not overkill - leaving grass clippings caked to the underside of your mower can lead to clogs and jams. Instead of letting the debris build up, it’s much easier to wipe your machine down after each use. As a bonus, doing this will help you make sure your garage stays a little cleaner when you put your mower away.
Sharpen that blade. That’s right, it’s time for a sharpening! In most parts of the country, manufacturers recommend that you sharpen your blades at the beginning of every mowing season, but here in Florida, we tend to use our mowers for much longer during the year. We recommend that you get your blades sharpened at least twice a year for best results.
Performing a little maintenance on your mower after every session is the best way to make sure it stays in working shape for the rest of the year. As they say, mowers are man’s best friend - second only to dogs! If you need to get your mower blade sharpened or need a replacement part, call Gator Mower Parts at 407-260-1292 today.