Summer is here!
It is the time to walk around barefoot in the grass and watch kids running around and playing in it.
A necessity to keeping your grass clean cut and healthy looking is by sharpening the blade on your lawnmower. A dull blade doesn’t cut grass, it tears it. Torn grass is more easily infected by disease and also causes it to turn brown and look dead.
The process isn’t as difficult as it seems and shouldn’t take more than an hour at most to complete the job.
1. Remove the spark plug wire. This step is extremely necessary!! It will prevent the lawnmower from accidentally starting and causing injury.
2. Using a wrench, take the blade off by removing the nut that secures it in place.Sharpening your blade
3. Using a file or grindstone, sharpen the edge of your blade. Make sure to keep the angle of the file at about the same as the blade otherwise instead of sharpening it you will make it more dull.
4. Also make sure that the blade is balanced and that you did not accidentally tweak it while sharpening it.
You can now replace the blade and clean the underside of your mower at the same time.
Article written by Ashley. When she isn’t writing she can be found reading at the beach or taking photographs.