February 03, 2022
Zoysia’s slower pace means less weekly maintenance. Most homeowners can go 10-14 days between mowings. Even when used less frequently you lawn mower needs to be kept in good working order. Regular mower maintenance can prevent damage to your lawn and your equipment.
At the beginning of each season changing the oil and oil filter in your mower is vital. This can help improve the quality and life of your mower.
Air filter maintenance also ensures your engine's health - a dirty filter can cause your engine to bog down and overheat.
No one wants to scalp their lawn, especially in the summer heat so it is important to know when to sharpen your mower blades. You can check quickly just by looking closely at your grass post-cut. If the tips of your grass look like they have been torn instead of cut, your blades are dull and need to be sharpened. If you accidentally run over yard debris such as sticks, rocks, etc. while mowing, you will want to check the blades.
Unbalanced blades have a direct impact on your lawn's health. While spinning, blades that are uneven can cause your cut to look uneven and may result in accidental scalping. An easy way to check for blade imbalances is to hang the blades on a nail on a wall post-sharpening, and if one blade swings down, that side is heavier and requires further sharpening to ensure balance.
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