The snow is long gone and Winter is a distant memory. If you haven’t done so already, it’s high time to get those lawn and garden tools out and get them into tip-top shape.

Off all the tools that need the most TLC, none compares to the lawn mower (with the exception of the trimmer, which must not be neglected either).

The majority of us cannot afford to be buying a new lawn mower every half decade, so following a few simple in-season steps to keep the mower operating smoothly will go a long way in extending its life and ensuring a hassle-free cutting experience.

Here are three must-see How To videos on keeping that lawn equipment fine-tuned:

  • How to Tune Up a Lawn Mower This easy-to-do project will take about 30 minutes and is inexpensive. Don’t put it off!
  • How to Sharpen a Lawn Mower Blade Following this simple video will ultimately save gas as you won’t be retracing your steps to chop down stubborn grass that a dull blade misses.
  • How to Care For a Riding Lawn Mower More moving parts means more to keep tuned. Don’t be intimidated by the behemoth in the garage. These tips will keep her running for many years to come!
  • Happy cutting!