As it’s starting to warm up a little bit, it’s important to start thinking ahead to the yard work you’ll need to start in the spring. Unfortunately, we see a lot of people putting off any thoughts about lawn care during the winter. But, this is a great time to make sure that your equipment is functioning properly. If you wait until it’s time to mow before checking out your lawn mower’s status, you could discover an unpleasant surprise. You don’t want to be rushing in to get your lawn mower fixed or replaced after you’re already late on mowing your yard. It’s a much better plan to be a little bit ahead of schedule and to test your lawn mower just before spring. Then, if you do need to get it fixed or you do need to buy a new one, you have plenty of time to figure that out.
Many people make rushed decisions, like buying a new lawn mower, when an inexpensive part could’ve been replaced because they’re in such a big hurry to just have a working lawn mower. So, here are some helpful maintenance tips you should do before the start of spring.
- Replace the air filter and the spark plug, each year
- Sharpen the blades
- Drain the oil and replace it with new oil
- Have a professional inspect your lawn mower
If you do these things before spring, you’ll avoid long waits for your mower to get the maintenance it needs.