How Often Should I Sharpen and Balance My Lawn Mower Blades?
You certainly want to sharpen your lawn mower blades after you’ve hit a stump, root, rock or other solid object. When we sharpen lawn mower blades, we inspect the blade for wear, denting or other issues which can make the lawnmower blade dangerous to use.
At a minimum you should have the lawn mower blades sharpened at the beginning of the season (April) and again in the middle of the season (August). This is to match up with the two growing cycles of your lawn. Your lawn grows well in the spring and fall but is typically slower growing or dormant during the hot weather of July or August.
Why Does a Sharp Lawnmower Blade Matter?
Using a dull blade rips or shreds the grass, leave the tips burnt or brown, cause uneven cutting and make your lawn more vulnerable to disease, bugs and mold. Using a sharp lawn mower blade will also leave your lawn looking much better than a dull mower blade.
One suggestion about sharpening your lawn mower blades is to have two sets of blades. When you take the dull set off and install the sharp and balanced blades. This way your lawn mower is ready to go all the time and you don’t have to get dirty twice.
Why Does Balancing the Blade Matter?
When we sharpen your lawn mower blade we ensure it is properly balanced.
How Much Does It Cost to Sharpen and Balance a Mower Blade?
The cost to sharpen and balance a lawn mower blade is $10.95 when the blade is brought in off the machine and $19.95 when it is brought in on the machine.