How can I tell if my mower blade needs sharpening?

If you're wondering whether your lawnmower blades need sharpening, just take a look at your lawn. Dull mower blades shred grass leaves, which become an ugly brown and susceptible to disease. Sharp blades cut evenly, giving your lawn a smooth look.

Keep your blades sharper longer by keeping them clean. Clean grass and other debris from your blades after each use. After you flush them with water, allow them to dry completely so they don't rust and become dull.

It's a good idea to replace the blades annually. However, if you maintain them well and have them sharpened, you may get two good productive years out of them.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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