Lawn Mowers

Push mowers, riding mowers and zero turns. Find out how to pick the perfect mower for your yard for the perfect cut.

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15 Things Your Neighbors Want You to Stop Doing

It's not big deal to you, but your neighbors are rolling their eyes!

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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.


20 Things to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower

There's lots to consider when it comes time to buy a lawn mower


12 Tricked-Out Lawn Mowers You Need to See

Whether you want your machine to go faster or have more style, these tips for tricking out your lawn mower...

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.


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Best Zero Turn Lawn Mowers for 2021

Here are our picks for the top zero turn lawn mowers in six categories.


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What Type of Lawn Mower Oil Should I Use

Your lawn mower needs the right kind of engine oil used in the right way. Read on to learn about...

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Zero Turn Mower Buying Guide

A zero turn mower allows you to move faster and navigate impossibly tight turns. If you've got a demanding yard,...


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Lawn Mower Parts You Can Replace Yourself

Lawn mower letting you down? A little repair know-how can go a long way. Learn which lawn mower parts you...


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Riding Lawn Mower Buying Guide

A riding lawn mower is a major time saver, but also a significant investment! Learn about riding mower tech, features...


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The Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Push Mower

Thinking of buying a push mower? Here's an overview of options, cost and features.


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...


Yes, You Need to Winterize Your Lawn Mower. Here’s How.

Now’s the time to put your lawn mower away before the ground is covered with a foot of snow. We'll...


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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.


Tips for Buying a Walk-Behind Lawn Mower

Whether you're buying your first mower or replacing an old one, navigating the maze of models and features can be...


Why is My Lawn Mower Smoking?

Leaking oil from the exhaust is the usual cause of blue, white or black smoke from a lawn mower. Learn...


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


What You Need to Know About Lawn Mower Oil

There are still some drivers who check their oil levels every time they gas up, but most mowers of lawns...

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Riding Lawn Mower Reviews

All riding lawn mowers fall into one of four classes. Use this review of features and prices to decide which...


22 Common Household Items Turned Into Useful Yard Tools

Bet you’ve never thought to use a cereal box for lawn mower maintenance. Learn about this and other ways to...


25 Companies with Super Useful Warranties

Whether it’s a riding lawn mower or kitchen cutlery, any purchase for your home is an important one. That’s why...


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Is a Robot Lawn Mower Right for You?

Tired of pushing that old gas-powered mower around your yard? Maybe it's time for something quieter and smarter. Here's why...


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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.