It is important to apply fertilizer, mow the lawn regularly when
it is growing, and control the weed. For fertilizer application,
use a spreader that has a wheel. A hand-held spreader is only for
small lawns (no more than 1/3 of an acre).
Weed killer can kill dandelion and clover. For clover, you can
first plow it to physically make it weak. Then water you lawn to
make the weed wet. Then put the weed killer (sometimes come with
lawn fertilizer) and, which should stick to the leaves of the weed.
Give it a few day for the weed to fade.
Choose the Right Lawn Mower
First of all, forget the electric mower. You don't want to mess
with that long extension cord. Secondly, to save time, you may choose
to get a mower without the bag. Having a mower that mulch the grass
(i.e. cut the grass into fine pieces) and leave the grass in the
lawn is actually good for the lawn. However, you need to avoid having
the grass grow tall. If you have a big lawn (one acre and above),
you should consider getting a ride-on mower.
Lawn Mower Maintenance
Replace the spark plug Leave it out of the engine
until the work is complete so there's no chance the engine could
start while completing the work. This is equivalent to turning the
power off when working on electrical projects. When all other work
is completed, replace the old spark plug with a new one.
Replace the air filter The casing for the filter
might be located on the side or the top, depending on the model
of lawnmower being serviced. Remove the casing for the filter and
dispose of the old filter. Clean any debris from inside the casing
with a brush, and install the new filter.
Change the oil Locate the drain plug; it is often
underneath the mower's housing. Drain the oil, replace the drain
plug and refill the oil reservoir.
Maintain the blade Be sure that when working with
the blade, the spark plug has been removed. Periodically remove
the blade and have it sharpened. When re-installing it, be sure
the sharp edge faces the proper direction. In some cases the blade
may need to be replaced. Check the underside of the mower deck often,
and keep it as clean as possible for maximum efficiency.
Maintain the gas tank When gas sits dormant in
a gas tank for a long time, it can get stale. To counteract this,
use a gas stabilizer or drain the gas tank and carburetor before
storing the mower for the winter.