Lawn Care Equipment Maintenance Tips

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Sod in Marysville can be a great addition to your home. You’ve either recently installed sod, or you’ve had it for a number of years and the winter lawn care freeze is finally over. You go into your storage shed to get your lawn care equipment, ready for some spring lawn maintenance. Before you even think about pulling the cord to start your lawnmower or weed eater there are some steps you should take though, especially if you didn’t put in any gasoline additives before they went into storage. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be out performing spring lawn care in no time.

Lawn Care Equipment Tips

  1. Empty the Gasoline – You may not be aware, but gasoline doesn’t last forever. The worst damage occurs when gas begins to oxidize. The first step you want to take is to remove old gasoline.
  2. Disconnect Spark Plugs – Doing this ensures gas fumes will not combust from an accidental spark and allows for a safe working environment.
  3. Sharpen the Blade – For lawnmowers or bladed hedge trimmers, a metal file can be used to sharpen the removed blade. This will make your lawn maintenance much easier and provide the best cut.
  4. Drain Oil – Four cycle engines have independent oil reservoirs. Old oil doesn’t protect the engine the way fresh oil does. You don’t need to worry about this with a two stroke engine because oil additives are added directly to the gasoline.
  5. Clean Everything – Get old grass and built up dirt off of the machine, especially anything caked around moving parts.
  6. Filter Replacement – Replace any necessary filters if your lawn care equipment contains an air or oil filter.
  7. Add Oil – Add the appropriate amount of fresh oil for your four stroke engine.
  8. Add Gasoline – Add fresh gasoline, don’t forget to use the correct oil additive if servicing equipment with a two stroke engine.
  9. Spark Plug Replacement – This will ensure a strong spark and save you from pulling on that rope more than necessary.

Now that your lawn care equipment has been serviced, you’re ready to maintain your sod in Marysville. If your lawn could use some new sod in Marysville, call (800) 300-1763 or contact Country Green Turf Farms.

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