It’s spring and the grass has started growing again. It’s the time to regularly tend your lawn and the dormant grass is beginning to bud. Unfortunately, the dreaded weeds could start to reappear again. In this case, we should be able to fully prepare the lawnmower to make sure that it will run again. Before preparing to use your lawnmower, it is important to make sure that the lawn is actually ready to be mown. This is an important thing to do, because small stones and gravels could be moved by thawing snow throughout your lawn. Walk around your lawn and feel with your bare feet whether there are a lot of small stones. This should be performed before the grass start to grow and snow has almost completely disappeared. It only takes a small stone to chip the blades of your expensive lawnmower.
The first thing you should do is to pull the lawnmower out of the storage area. Clean the lawnmower of any kind of cob webs and dirt. While you are doing this, it is a good time to perform proper visual inspections. Also examine whether all the moving parts are still properly attached and working properly. In accordance with the owner’s manual, you may need to apply water dispersant and grease as required. It’s particularly essential if you are able to properly clean the underside of your lawnmower. You need to make sure that there’s nothing that obstructs the blade. If you have a gasoline lawnmower, it is a good idea to check the owner’s manual to make sure that we turn the lawnmower at the right position.
If the position of the lawnmower is not appropriate, it is possible that we will flood the engine. If you have an electric lawnmower, it is also important to check it properly after a period of storage. First of all, we should unravel the cable and we should make sure that it’s still in good shape. Also check the lead for any damage. You may need to replace the whole lead if the inner wires are exposed of the lead appears kinked. You should never use the electric lawnmower if the power cord is damaged.
The overall task of maintaining the lawnmower should be really easy to do and it can be quite straightforward. Also, you should be able to make a mower that runs somewhat roughly to run somewhat better. First of all, check the user’s manual to find out how to properly drain the fuel tank. Old fuel won’t give you the right amount of performance. It could already be clogged with sediment and moisture. Use the dipstick to check the oil level and again, read the manual on how to drain it safely. The engine can be damaged, if the oil has turned into a black smudgy mess that has loses much of its lubrication capability. Old spark plugs could have burnt carbon or oil that we need to remove whenever possible. Again, you should find out to know about the right type of plugs to use.