Have you ever sharpened your lawn mower blade?

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Have you ever sharpened your lawn mower blade? A sharp blade is the key to a quality mowing job. Dull blades beat and tear the grass, leaving frayed leaf tips that give the lawn a whitish cast. More energy is required for the grass to recover.

A sharp blade cuts cleanly and easily, so you use less fuel. Sharp blades are especially important for tough-bladed grasses such as zoysiagrass, ryegrass, and tall fescue. Inspect the blade after each mowing, checking for sharpness and nicks. How often you need to sharpen the blade is affected by how much mowing you do, as well as the grass species and the presence of debris (e.g., rocks, sticks, etc.) in the lawn. It is a good idea to keep an extra, sharp blade on hand.

 

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