When Should I Replace My Lawn Mower Blades?

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Q: How Often Should I Replace my Mower Blades?

Dull mower blades shred grass leaves, which become an ugly brown and susceptible to disease. Sharp blades cut evenly, giving your lawn a smooth look. After a visual inspection of your mower blades, you will be able to tell if your blades have any nicks and dents. Blade erosion can happen over time due to yard debris, so be sure sure to inspect the thickness of the mower blade.

For the average homeowner, a good rule of thumb is to replace your mower blades annually. Sharpening mower blades on a regular basis will prolong the life of your blades.

Be sure to take protective measures if you sharpen your blades at home - wear protective gear and disconnect the spark plugs. Give Stanley & Son a call if you have any questions or need replacement lawn mower blades.

Q: What are the Benefits of Raising my Mower Blades?

When the temperature rises, so should your mower height. Don’t get stuck in the same old routine. It’s easy to get into the “lower the blade, the longer duration between mowing” mentality. The truth is, you’re hurting your lawn by taking the shortcut. Prevent shock. Raise your mower blades for a variety of benefits.

Your soil appreciates taller grass. Grass blades help shade the soil and preserve moisture that can be hard to come by in the heat. Keeping your grass taller will also keep pesky weeds from popping up and spreading quickly. You’re also improving the vibrancy of your grass by raising your blades. Better grass length will help make your lawn look fuller and more green.

Have the best-looking lawn on the block. Raise your mower blades on your lawn mower or zero-turn mower for a more beautiful, lush lawn. Your lawn will thank you.

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