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I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

Using A Lawn Mower For A Landscaping Business? Use These Four Tips To Care For It

by Addison Washington

For a small landscaping company, a lawn mower is an essential piece of equipment. If you're just starting out and want to ensure that your mower keeps running so you can keep up with all your clients, check out these four tips.

Read the Manual

You might have been mowing grass ever since you were a child and see no reason to look at the manual, but as a landscaper, you might want to pick up the manual of the mower you'll be using for your clients. The manual will provide information about how often the oil should be changed, advise you about the type of blade that should be used, and provide other tips that will help you prolong the life of the machine.

Brush the Undercarriage Daily

After a long day of work, you might just want to put the mower in a garage and go on with your life. However, make time each day to brush out the undercarriage and ensure that soil and cut grass aren't blocking the chute.

Check Tire Pressure Frequently

One thing that many people forget about their lawn mower is that the wheels need to remain inflated so that the mower can be pushed. As a landscaper, it's even more important that you are certain that all the tires are inflated evenly. If not, you won't be able to cut clients' grass well; the cut isn't going to be even because the blade and mower aren't balanced properly, all because the tires weren't uniformly inflated. To avoid that, do frequent tire pressure checks and keep an air pump with you on jobs. It's also smart to frequently look for punctures and other problems.

Empty Fuel at Season's End

If you work in an area that has a winter season when you don't plan to use the mower, you might just store it in a garage. Before doing that, however, it's vital that you empty out any leftover fuel so you don't have startup problems in the spring. Leftover fuel can start to thicken and end up clogging the mower's fuel lines, and as a result you might be unable to get the mower to start properly without having those fuel lines completely cleared. Emptying the fuel tank before you store it will eliminate that work.

Lawn mower care is important when you run a landscaping company. Use tips like those above to maintain your equipment so you can continue to serve clients. Seek out landscaping equipment repair companies like Eastlake Rent-All Inc that can quickly handle repairs if and when you require them.