Some Tips For Maintaining Lawn Mowers And Cutting Effectively. When you have a lawn mower that is working well, you can expect the best results when you use it to cut your lawn. That’s only going to happen if you maintain your lawn mower regularly. We’re going to show you how you can do this… You need to change the lawn mower oil even if you don’t think that it needs to be done. You need to do it before you do it every season. The oil can be contaminated due to the dirt and other things that may collect in the oil. Always check the owner’s manual for the right procedure for maintaining your lawn mower. You need to replace or clean your spark plug. Observe the spark plug, so that you can decide if it is in a good, clean condition that allows it to continue to be used. If you see that your spark plug is in bad condition (dirty, resembles black sooty substance), replace it. You need to replace or clean your air filter. Remove the filter in your mower and blow out all the debris with a high pressure air hose. If you see that the filter is overrun with dirt and debris, replace it. For foam filters, you can simply wash them with water and detergent. After you have maintained your lawn mower, you need to ensure that you keep it looking great. There are some very simple tips that you may never have thought about, but you should make use of. Try not to cut grass while it is wet, because it may cause the machine to get clogged and it can litter the yard with clumps of wet grass.. Try to only cut the grass when it has reached the height of 1½ inches. It results in a healthier lawn because taller grass will be able to retain more moisture.. Try not to mow in the same direction each time you cut the grass, so that ruts won’t form in the lawn and the grass will start growing thicker.. Try to use a grass catcher for the season’s first and last cut, so that you can reduce yard waste and reintegrate nutrients back into the lawn.. If you are looking for small engine repair services in Ottawa, mobile car battery boosting, lawn mower and lawn tractor repairs and tune-ups, or snow blower repairs then give us a call to book your mobile small engine repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers and home generators. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your small engine equipment.