While mowing with a sharp blade is important for the look of the lawn, a sharp mower blade also plays an important role in a lawn’s health.

Below are some important benefits and reasons to sharpen mower blades regularly:

  • A dull blade rips and tears the grass blade, leading to a higher susceptibility for disease and fungus to enter the grass plant.
  • The result of mowing with a dull blade is a lawn with unsightly brown tips.

How often should I sharpen the blade for my mower?

  • If you have a standard-sized residential lot, sharpening 2-3 times per year is sufficient.
  • If your lawn is on a larger lot, the blade will be working overtime and will need to be sharpened more often.
  • Also, mowing over sticks, leaves and other debris will dull your mower blades more quickly.  Thus, sharpening more often is a good idea.

What is the easiest way to sharpen the blade for my mower?

  • A bench grinder or a bastard file will both give you a good edge on your mower blade.
  • If you prefer to have it done by others, you can purchase an extra blade from a local mower shop or hardware store (they are relatively inexpensive).  This way, you will always have a sharp blade on your shelf when it is needed most and you can drop off the dull blade at a local mower shop or hardware store to be sharpened.

If you have any questions about your how to keep mower blades sharpened or anything else, do not hesitate to contact our office online or at (913)789-9333.