Lawn tools and machines wear down every bit as much as cars, household appliances, or any other machine you use. Yet for some reason, people are often not quick enough to upgrade their lawn care products. A product will only perform as well as it has been maintained to prepare, so if you don’t consistently update your tools and machines, don’t be surprised when you receive suboptimal performance. Not only does this make it so that your machine’s performance is compromised, but you’ll have to replace your machines even more often if maintenance is not done properly.
The best approach to take when it comes to maintaining lawn care products is to implement a maintenance schedule. If you don’t have a maintenance schedule set up for your parts and tools, don’t worry—the winter months are a great time to clean out each machine and repair or replace them.
With maintenance, the first tool to start with should be your lawn mower. The mower should be tuned up every Spring; make sure that you take it in to a lawn repair shop for maintenance, and let a professional eye deliver a reasoned verdict. Make sure to ask the professional to sharpen the blades during the inspection. In addition, there are certainly some things you can do for maintenance. First, make sure that you clean debris on a regular basis—people often lament their lawn mower performance or purchase a new one when all they needed to do was clean it out more regularly. Another essential maintenance procedure is to change the oil after every 5 hours of use. Not only will this make sure that the mower rides more smoothly, but it will save you money on gas and is better for the environment. Spark plugs should be replaced regularly, which makes it easier to start up the engine and helps it ride smoother. During the winter months, a valuable maintenance procedure is to make sure that you remove the battery and store the mower in a dry place.
With proper maintenance, a lawn mower should last a long time. Most mowers are able to perform effectively for at least 10 years or 2000 hours. However, when it is time to replace you mower, make sure to recycle your old one.
It’s a good idea to maintain and upgrade all of your tools on a regular basis; not only do upgrading and maintenance improve performance, but there are often environmental benefits as well. Properly caring for a lawn involves keeping to a schedule, and when you suddenly realize that parts are not functioning properly you disrupt the schedule. Lawn maintenance is a complex undertaking with many different parts, and when one isn’t functioning properly it disrupts the lawn as a whole. Tracking the performance of each tool and machine, as well as proper upgrading maintenance, will keep your lawn in pristine condition.