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06/03/2020
Mowing your lawn is a necessity in order to have a clean, safe, pretty, and functional yard. To make sure you know how to ride your lawn mower safely, read this post that Jim Ackney in Edmonton has put together for you.

Mowing the lawn is a maintenance task that you need to keep up with. If you don't, you will end up with a disheveled yard that won't only look terrible, but that will be dirty, impossible to get through, and unsafe. Not only that, but if you don't care for your lawn, the grass can start to die out. To mow your lawn, you will need a lawn mower that can help you keep it at the right height. Still, while this may be seem like an easy enough task, a riding lawn mower is a complex machine that can be incredibly dangerous if it's not handled with care. To make sure that your mowing sessions don't end up in a disastrous mishap, continue reading the post below so you can learn how to ride your lawn mower safely.

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How to Use Your Lawn Mower in a Safe Manner

Read Your Owner's Manual Thoroughly

The first step is to read your owner's manual thoroughly. This is because, the best way to stay safe on your riding lawn mower is to know how to operate it, as well as what you can and can't do while you're on it. Find out more information on it and follow the manufacturer's recommendations so you can ride it and use it effectively.

Ride Your Lawn Mower With Common Sense

Something you shouldn't forget if you want to ride your lawn mower safely is your common sense. Basically, the same rules apply to your lawn mower as they do to your regular vehicle: children shouldn't drive it, you shouldn't ride while drunk or high, you should avoid being reckless when you're on it, and you shouldn't leave it on and unattended.

Maintain Your Lawn Mower Perfectly

As stated above, your lawn mower has a small engine but it's still a complex machines whose components need maintenance every so often to continue working perfectly. That's why, aside from following the recommendations in the owner's manual, you should visit a mechanic with regularity to guarantee it's all in top shape.

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Be Mindful of What You Wear

What you wear while you ride your lawn mower can have an impact on how safe you remain while on it. For example, you should wear closed-toe, sturdy shoes and avoid flip flops. You should also avoid long or loose clothing that can get caught in the mechanism. And since you'll be working outside, be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect your skin.

Care for Your Children's and Pets' Safety

Needless to say, if you have children or pets at home, you should make sure they remain safe when you're working on the lawn mower. Whenever you're mowing the lawn, they should be somewhere far away, safe. Don't let them run around or ride it, since this could potentially lead to very disastrous accidents.

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Inspect the Area You'll Be Mowing

A quick tip to follow before you start mowing is to inspect the area you'll be going over. This is because you should remove any rocks, twigs, trash, or other things that could get in your way. They can get stuck in the mechanism or they can get thrown around violently. In any case, remove them to ensure that you'll stay safe while mowing.

Be Very Careful When Removing Stuck Items

Lastly, if something gets caught on the mechanism, you should be very careful when you're getting it out. First of all, you should turn the lawn mower off to avoid an accident. Then, try to use a tool to get the item unstuck, so you don't have to reach out with your hands and get cut with the blades.

Call Jim Ackney at (780) 476-0545 or visit AMSOIL's online shop to place an order for the top performing synthetic oil in Edmonton for your small engine.

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