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It’s the start of National Lawn Mower Maintenance Week, aimed at professionals and consumers

Designated week runs until March 7

March 1, 2024  By Turf & Rec

The Toro Company has announced today marks the beginning of National Lawn Mower Maintenance Week, during which landscape professionals are being encouraged to kick start the spring season with some basic mower maintenance.

“With such a mild winter, it’s hard not to think about getting ready for spring,” Shawn Carothers, senior marketing manager at Toro, said. “We understand maintaining your lawn care equipment might not be the first thing you think of as weather warms up, but the extra effort you put in now can help prevent problems from popping up when the grass does. Annual spring lawn mower maintenance is vital to extending the life of your mower, and we hope this week will serve as a yearly reminder to get ahead of schedule and get all your yard care equipment ready to go before you need it.”

No matter if it’s a walk-behind or zero-turn, there are some tune-ups all mowers require. Owners should check that the mower blades are sharp, ensure old grass clippings and debris aren’t making a home in your mower deck and make sure the tires or wheels are ready to roll. Gas-powered mowers need their engines tuned up before starting up for the season — that means checking the oil, filters and spark plugs as well as filling it up with fresh fuel. Don’t forget — battery-powered mowers need maintenance as well. Give battery mowers the same care and attention as you would a gas mower when it comes to checking the deck, blades and wheels, and get it charged up and ready to cut.

“If you’d prefer to have a trained technician handle your yearly tune-up, your local service dealers are a great resource,” Carothers said. “They can also help find any parts you may need or share advice if you’re considering a new mower for the season. Regardless of where you tune up your mower, we at Toro can’t wait to celebrate the start of yard care season with homeowners and landscape professionals everywhere.”


National Lawn Mower Maintenance Week runs from March 1-7.


This article is part of the Equipment Week.

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