Lawnmowers are a great way to save time and effort when it comes to lawn care. They can also be quite costly, so it’s important for you to maintain them well in order to get the most out of them.
One part that needs regular attention is the blade on your lawnmower – how do you know when it’s time for a new one?
Dull mower blades shred grass clippings, turning them brown and more likely to develop disease. Sharp mower blades cut your grass evenly, giving it a perfect appearance.
If you’re noticing brown spots in your lawn, or if the blades are not cutting through wet grass easily, it’s probably time for a new blade. Dull mower blades can also cause clumps of overgrown turf to form on hills and slopes.
One way to test whether your blade needs replacing is to simply scrape it against concrete or brick – if it doesn’t cut cleanly, then you should replace the blade.
A visual inspection of your lawnmower blades will reveal any nicks and dents on the blade. Lawn mower blades often erode through regular use, so it’s important to see how much your blade has eroded.
A good rule of thumb is to replace your blades annually. Regular sharpening will prolong their life.
Changing your lawnmower blade can be tricky and can actually cause harm to you and/or your mower if not done correctly.
Sod Depot offers both lawn mower blade replacement and sharpening. We can help you figure out which is best for your equipment at that time.