A high quality lawnmower is essential to keep your lawn in top condition, however many people assume simply buying one and using it will be enough. That’s definitely not the case – you need know how to keep it in running order.
Firstly, you need to make sure you’re using the right fuel, and keeping it properly topped up. Your engine manufacturer will likely recommend fuel somewhere on the lawnmower. Incidentally, remember that fuel can go stale if left stored for more than three months, so replace fully if necessary.
Nuts and Bolts
Regularly check the tightness of nuts and bolts on the lawnmower (while it’s switched off, naturally). If any are loose don’t use it again until they can either be tightened or replaced – failure to do so can be very dangerous.
For optimum performance, you’ll need to have your lawnmower blades sharpened fairly regularly. If you feel that you’re not getting the same cut that you used to, change them up.
Keep it Clean
It’s very important to clean the underside of your lawnmower after each use. If grass attaches itself to the underside of your mower this will rot, in turn creating acids that can potentially ruin the whole machine.
Keep it on the Level
Make sure that you always keep your lawnmower on an even surface – if you attempt to hang it up or keep it at an angle, oil can move to parts of the engine where it’s likely to cause damage.
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The Australian summer heat can wreak havoc on lawns, making it particularly important to have a working sprinkler system. Not only will a sprinkler system help to ensure your lawn is properly cared for, its water efficient nature will help to ensure you’re complying with local water restrictions.
There are number of steps you should take when installing a sprinkler system though. Firstly you’ll need to contact a local utility company and get them to earmark where buried gas, electrical and telephone cables are on your property. Similarly, you might need planning permission from your local council before carrying out any work.
You’ll then need to check the flow rate of your water, and plan “circuits” as well as where you’ll plan to put your sprinkler heads.
After that you’ll need to build a manifold (essentially a group of control valves connected to a PVC pipe), which will attract water from the supply line.
It’s up to you to cut the trench for your pipes to flow through now, and then make a connection to your water supply line by installing a tee either just past your water meter in the basement, just behind an outside hose bib or along the main supply line before it enters your house.
You can then install pipes in the trenches, and start making connections, before installing risers to shoot the water in the air through a sprinkler head.
Of course, those are just some of the steps involved in installing a sprinkler system, and depending on the type of system you’re planning to use you might need to undertake a different approach. For more information call Green Acres Instant Lawns in Melbourne on 03 9999 5708.
So recently we've had a lot of people asking this time of the year if it is okay to water you newly installed lawn during the day if it is hot. Many people are under the impression that if you water your lawn when it is hot it will burn the grass. This is not correct. You will not burn your lawn. During a hot day your new lawn should be watered 3 - 4 times per day keeping the the turf moist at all times, this is most critical for the first 10 - 14 days.