How Often Should You Sharpen Mower Blades

April 30, 2015

As the winter months retreat yet again for the year, the promise of fun in the Wichita sun is just around the corner. The warmer weather not only brings April showers and May flowers, but also an opportunity to take your lawn mower out of the garage and perform your annual mower blade sharpening ritual.

You should take the time at the beginning of spring to check the mower blades in order to ensure their sharpness and readiness to handle the mowing season ahead. But you might be asking yourself ‘how often should I sharpen my mower blades?’

The type and size of the lawn you have will dictate the frequency with which you should sharpen your mower blades for maximum cutting efficiency. Following these tips from Kansas State University for Sedgwick County lawn care may mean having to spend less time periodically inspecting and sharpening your mower blades throughout the mowing season.

How the Wichita Climate Affects Your Lawn

Both the climate and soil in Wichita, aid in the growing of your lawn and home’s landscape. The winter frost typically ends around the middle of April and the cold does not return until near the end of October, giving you approximately 195 days of frost-free living. Rain falls mainly in May and June and with an average annual yield of 33 inches, your lawn should flourish during the Wichita growing months.

Best Advice for Sharpening your Mower Blades

You should get in the habit of sharpening your blades at least twice during the mowing season, which will typically last from May until the end of October. If you have a lot of square footage to mow you may consider increasing the frequency of sharpening the mower’s blades in order to keep it from becoming dull.

Always exercise care and caution when performing this task and consult with a local lawn care expert for questions or additional advice.

Resources found on our website are provided as general guidelines, and Reddi Industries does not assume any liability resulting from the provided information.

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