May Home Maintenance To-Do List

Changing the air filter on a lawn mower.

Changing the air filter on a lawn mower.

To-Do #9: Maintain Lawn Mower

Before mowing seasons gets into full swing, it’s important to perform the following maintenance on your lawn mower to keep it running smoothly and cutting cleanly.

Lawn mower maintenance:

  1. Clean or Replace Spark Plug: A bad spark plug will make your lawn mower hard or impossible to start, and cause the engine to run rough. Clean or replace lawn mower spark plugs to avoid this problem.
  2. Clean or Replace Air Filter: A dirty air filter can starve the engine for air and cause it to run rough. It only takes a few minutes to clean or replace lawn mower air filters, but it can make a big difference in your mower’s performance.
  3. Change Oil: Old or dirty oil and damage to your engine, so it’s important to change the oil at least once a year and check the level regularly.
  4. Sharpen or Replace Blade: A clean, sharp blade is one of the keys to healthy grass and ease of cutting. It’s important to make a clean cut, rather than tearing the blades with a dull blade, so sharpen or replace lawn mower blades regularly.

Watch our video on to How to Maintain a Lawn Mower to find out more.

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  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    May 31st, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Hi, Vera!
    What a great question! We recommend submitting it to the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.
    Please use this form to contact Danny Lipford, America’s Home Expert, directly:
    Take care!

  • Vera Rodriguez Says:
    May 9th, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I have a large bedroom floor approximately 12′ x 20′, half of the subfloor is wooden and the add on is concrete. Can I use real wood 5″ x 3/4″ planks for the entire coverage or do I have to use another type of flooring? My concern is that the concrete side will not allow the wood to acclimate.

  • larry vansickel Says:
    May 28th, 2015 at 11:39 am

    my garage floor needs refinished. what do you recommend for easy cleanup and maintenance?

  • Anne Says:
    June 4th, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I wish you the best of luck Lisa!! This is a great post Danny. I recently helped my step father with a lot if these things and it can be a bit of a back breaking process if you don’t space them out. Another thing with summer is making sure your home is safe and secure with quality locks. I love summer but it can bring out some that are up to no good.

  • Lisa Young Says:
    May 24th, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I was wondering if you needed projects for your TV show. I am a single mother of four children in Rhinelander, WI. I work full-time and have no family. My parents passed away 15 years ago. I know my dad would help if he were around! My home is 16 years old and needs lots of TLC, such as driveway sealing, more insulation, grass and roof help (lots of moss), repainting of front door, several vinyl siding pieces that need to be replaced, etc. I would appreciate any help you can give me. I am more than willing to help, but don’t know HOW to do most of these things. Thanks so much for considering my request.

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May Home Maintenance To-Do List