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Get Your Mower in Shape for Spring

22 March 2023

Monnick Supply

When your grass starts its spring growth surge, it will soon need mowing. Having your mower ready to go will help you stay ahead of the growth and keep your lawn looking neat. Here is a checklist of basic annual maintenance for power mowers. Any of these tasks that weren't done in the fall should be performed in the spring.

Tune It Up

For safety reasons, the first step in doing any work on your mower is to remove the spark plug. Install a new one when you're done with the other maintenance. Clean the air filter if your mower has the foam type, or replace the filter if it's a paper one.

Change the Oil

Remove the oil drain plug at the bottom of the engine and let the dirty oil run out into a container. When it's completely drained, replace the plug and refill the crankcase with the type and quantity of oil recommended in your owner's manual.

Sharpen the Blade

A dull mower blade can shred the tips of your grass, causing your lawn to turn brown, so sharpen the blade at least once a year. Always remove it from the mower for sharpening. If the blade has large nicks in the cutting edge from hitting rocks or other debris, you should replace it. While the blade is off, it's a good time to clean the underside of the mower.

Clean It Top and Bottom

Use a strong spray of water and, if necessary, a putty knife to remove any grass caked on the underside of the mower deck. Clean the top of the mower as well, using a rag or brush to get grass clippings, leaves, and other debris off the deck and out of crevices around the engine and wheels. Once it's clean, you can wax the deck to keep grass and dirt from sticking to it.

Lubricate the Moving Parts

Your mower will work better and last longer if you keep it lubricated. Oil the wheel bearings and other moving parts, following the instructions in your owner's manual. Be sure to wipe off any runs of excess oil.

A Good Investment

With proper maintenance, your lawnmower can last for many years. Regular mower maintenance will also give you a better-looking lawn and assure that the machine is ready for duty when you need it. If you don't want to do the work yourself, Monnick Supply offers these annual maintenance services.


Marlborough Store

135 Maple Street,
Marlborough, MA
Call (508) 318-4788


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759 Waverly Street,
Framingham, MA
Call (508) 386-9876


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135 Maple St.
Marlborough MA 01752
United States
(508) 318-4788
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 7am - 5:30pm
Sun 12pm - 4pm
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759 Waverly St.
Framingham MA 01702
United States
(508) 386-9876
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 8am - 5:30pm
Sun 10am - 4pm