It’s been a long winter, and it isn’t over yet, but it is almost time to pull your lawn mower out of storage once again. Although mowing the lawn is a chore that we could all live without, the end result is definitely worth the hassle. Even though lawn mowers are indispensable part of a beautiful, healthy lawn, they can be pricey, and no one wants to have to replace their lawn mower prematurely. Regular maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your lawn mower in good working order. The following is a lawn mower maintenance guide from our lawn care experts in Grand Junction:

  • Replace the old fuel with new fuel- You should never start the mowing season off with old fuel still in your lawn mower. Old fuel tends to turn to gel, which can cause nasty clogs in your mower’s carburetor and fuel lines. That is why you should always drain the old fuel in your mower and replace it with new fuel.
  • Check the air filter- Just like in your car, your lawn mower’s air filter can get clogged and dirty over time. If you leave a dirty air filter in your mower, it will burn a lot more gas and work less efficiently overall. It is a good idea to replace the air filter in your mower annually.

These are just a couple of the many things that you should do to keep your lawn mower in great shape. Want to learn more? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog!