After a busy growing and mowing season, you’re not the only one who needs a little recovery from all the work. To get maximum life and performance from your mower, a yearly service is essential, and just after the season ends is a great time to take care of this important task.

Whether you take your mower to a shop or dealership or do it yourself, there are several items you don’t want to miss:

  • Clean your mower. Don’t leave dried mud and grass all winter, give it a good scrub to protect the body and engine parts.
  • Drain the gasoline. Old gasoline can cause difficulty starting in the spring.
  • Replace or clean the air filter.  This is a simple step for better performance.
  • Change the spark plug. This should be done yearly to prevent stalling.
  • Sharpen the blades. Ensure the best even cut and efficiency with sharp blades.

Before you put your feet up to enjoy a break from regular mowing, make sure you set yourself up for spring success by performing these simple but important maintenance tasks.