Always cut along edges of both inside (concave) or outside (convex) corners with the side of the cutting deck opposite the chute that expels cut grass, even if your mower has a mulching function.
How often should you start your riding mower?
It’s always good to start your engines periodically no matter the size. I don’t know any secret formulas but here is what I do. If it’s small motor, like a snow blower or lawn mower, I start them at least once every 3 months, if they are going to sit for extended periods of time.
What is the best height to cut your grass?
The ideal length of your lawn depends on your climate, but most experts agree you should keep your grass between 2 1/2 inches to three inches long, with the last cut of the season remaining the same.
How high should I set my mower deck?
For most effective results, a lawn mower deck should have a pitch, or height difference of 1/8-inch to 1/2-inch between the front of the deck to the back of the deck. Naturally, this makes the sweet spot about 1/4-inch of pitch, depending on the mower model.
Is it better to mow or edge first?
You should edge your lawn first, then use a trimmer, then mow. By edging the lawn first, you create less work for yourself and make it easier to maneuver the mower in the yard, ensuring a uniform cut.
Is it hard to drive a riding lawn mower?
A riding lawn mower incorporates a faster mowing speed and a wider mowing deck which shaves significant time off cutting your grass. To cut your grass with a riding lawn mower, you must learn how to properly drive it. These machines are not difficult to operate and only take a little practice to master.
How much do you overlap when mowing?
For even coverage, it’s best to overlap each pass by at least three inches. It’s better to overlap than look back and see strips of grass that you missed.
Which direction do you cut grass?
Mow moving forward, whether you’re pushing a push lawn mower or sitting behind the wheel of a riding lawn mower. Discharge the clippings (unless you bag them) towards the area you’ve already cut. Leave lawn clippings on the grass when you mow the lawn unless they form clumps or rows.
How often do you change oil on riding mower?
For existing riding mowers, it is recommended to change and replace the oil at least once a season, or for every 100 hours of run time.
Do I need to change the oil in my lawn mower?
Most mower engines need their oil changed every 20-50 hours of operation. A mower’s owner’s manual will indicate how often to perform oil changes on the mower. At the very least, an oil change should be done annually with other seasonal tune-up maintenance.
Should you wash your lawn mower?
Hosing off your mower is OK, but avoid spraying water on the engine and never use a pressure washer to clean your mower. Cleaning after every use is important, decaying grass will eat all your metal components. A thorough clean down at the end of the season is critical to your mower’s health.