Lawn Mowers

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When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.

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Should You Cut Wet Grass After it Rains?

We address the age-old dilemma of whether to cut wet grass or wait until it dries.


How to Get Started in Welding

Whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, learning to weld gives your...


How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...


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How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

It's easy when you know what you're doing!

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Lawn Mower

How to pick the perfect lawn mower match for your property and your comfort level.


How to Get Rid of Gasoline Smell

To get rid of that smell, you'll need to do much more than mask it with a sweetly-scented spray.

20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


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How and When to Change Oil in a Lawn Mower

The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to change lawn mower oil.


Outdoor Storage Locker

A little garden and lawn mower shed that spells big relief for a crowded garage.


How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button

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Sharpen Your Lawn Mower Blade

An angle grinder makes quick work of this dirty job.


How to Repair a Lawn Mower Pull Cord

Replace a broken starter rope in a half hour.


Lawn Mower Won’t Start

Learn the reasons why a lawn mower won't start after winter or during peak season, and how to fix those...


Electric Lawn Mower Reviews: Best Cordless Lawn Mower

Which cordless lawn mower should you buy?


How to Know When You Need a New Lawn Mower

A carbon-coated spark plug can make for hard starting, and so can old gas or a plugged carburetor. All are...

How to Tune Up a Lawn Mower

Keep your mower running smoothly and efficiently.


How to Sharpen Tools

A bench grinder, file and cone-shaped blade balancer are the key tools for creating a sharp edge and well-balanced blade....


How to Get Nonslip Mower Treads

Retread old, bald lawn mower tires with a knobby bicycle tire for extra traction on hilly terrain.


Make Classic Copper Plant Markers

See how to make classic plant markers


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How to Sharpen a Lawn Mower Blade

A sharp lawn mower blade will help keep your grass healthy.



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How to Make Your Lawn Mower Last Longer

Tune up your lawn mower in 5 simple steps.