How to Clean a Lawn Mower: An Essential Step to Getting Your Backyard Spring-Ready

By Lisa Gordon


Homeowners, start your engines! It’s time to clean your lawn mower for the spring season. Lawn mowing time is fast approaching! If your spring-cleaning checklist is a mile long, don’t fret. Prepping your mower doesn’t require a ton of time and effort. Just a few minutes of mower love, and $20 to $30 in supplies, will keep your machine running fine for years. Trust us.

Step No. 1: Read the owner’s manual

Check the maintenance schedule and the recommended procedures for your particular machine in the owner’s manual.

“Brands differ on when’s the best time to care for your mower—from every 25 to 50 hours of use,” says Chris Granger, vice president and general manager of Sears Home Services. “Get out your manual and follow its timetable.”

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