Winter Lawn Mower Maintenance from Lawn Doctor
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Kerry Tai - January 30, 2014

Although you might think winter is the best time to take a break from doing any lawn work, it is important to make sure your lawn mower is in good working condition. A well-maintained lawn mower will have longer life span. Additionally, maintaining the lawn mower’s condition will affect the appearance of your lawn.

Winterize Your Lawn Mower

Annual maintenance is the key to a well-kept lawn mower. Since the lawn mower will not be used until spring, winterizing your lawn mower before the peak of the warm season is important for establishing proper blades. If a lawn mower’s blades are dull, you can end up destroying your grass with uneven cuts and tears. Having tears in your lawn can be prone to lawn diseases and other possible infections.

Here are the necessary steps in winterizing your lawn mower:

  • Oil change
  • Fuel system- add fuel stabilizer
  • Replace spark plug
  • Replace and clean air filter
  • Sharpening lawn mower blades
  • Balancing the lawn mower blades
  • Clean and wax the lawn mower

Lawn Doctor’s Mower Maintenance Program

Contact your local Lawn Doctor if your lawn mower and other equipment continue to have issues. Lawn care professionals are the ideal source in identifying proper maintenance procedures and can give you essential mowing tips.

Customer Benefits:

  • Convenience
  • Accurate results
  • Protect the investment made to your lawn
  • Assures trouble-free operation
  • Cost less than multiple repairs

Winterizing your lawn mower is very important. It helps your lawn mower run smoothly for the spring season.