Believe it or not, warm weather is on the horizon. And before you know it, your spring lawn is going to be full and ready for that first cut of the season.
But after sitting for three or four months in the shed or garage, there’s a very good chance your mower or tractor is going to need a check and some maintenance. In fact, routine maintenance on all lawn and garden equipment is a very good idea to extend their lifespans.
It’s been a long winter but trust us, spring is headed our way.
I know, revel in that feeling for that moment.
And we’re betting that once the sun comes out and the snow clears up, you’ll be champing at the bit to get outside and enjoy warmer weather. You’ll also probably notice it’s time to get working on that lawn.
Do you ever get off your riding mower at the end of the day and feel like you should drive directly to the chiropractor?
Or a masseuse?
If you operate a fixed-frame mower for a landscape company or a commercial service, or even use one for two to three hours on your own property, you know the beating your body takes. Especially, what the pounding those hours on the mower do to your lower back.
The snow hit your area and you’re ready to jump into your truck and get that snowplow rolling to clear all that snow and ice off the roads before most of the world even wakes up.
But what if you get halfway down the road and your snowplow starts having problems? Whether it’s something small or something big that could result in an emergency, the last thing you want are issues on the road when you could be making money.
How much time and effort do you put into maintaining your chainsaw? If you aren’t putting in any time, you certainly should consider it.
Remember, a chainsaw is one of the most dangerous power tools in the world, even considering how much safer they are today than in the past. Still, solid, regular maintenance is a very good way to keep you safe and prevent a terrible mishap.
Most people see snow in white sheets on the ground or white flakes falling from the sky.
Those who drive a snow plow see green, everywhere.
Simply put, snow is big money to those who own snow plows. The last thing you want to do is miss out on some of that cash because your snow plow wasn’t ready when the snow fell.
Of all the chores to be done throughout the year, leaf duty is one of the most unpopular.
During the spring, trees are beautiful. In the summer, they shade us from the burning sun. Then fall rolls around, the leaves hit the ground, and you’re spending long hours on the weekends cleaning them up.
We’re not completely done with the lawn care equipment just yet, but winter is bearing down on us. It’s time to start thinking about winterizing your mower, garden tractor or walk-behind.
If you don’t normally perform a thorough winterization process, it’s a great habit to adopt this year. It’s not all that difficult to make sure your mower is stored correctly for the winter months, and you’ll see the benefits once spring arrives and it’s time to rev up and cut down that fresh lawn.