Make Sure Your Lawn Mower Blades Stay Safe

Keeping your commercial cutter lawn mower sharp can make your life easier. Not only are you going to have better looking greenery, but you are also going to make it easier to mow. A sharp blade will cut the grass quicker and easier, meaning you don't have to work as hard or spend as much time mowing. There are ways that you can make sure that your lawn mower blades stay nice and sharp so that you can get the green space that you are looking for. 

Pay Attention to Grass Length

The longer your grass, the harder your lawn mower is going to have to work to cut it. That can bind up your lawn mower blade and make it easier for the blade to go dull. It may seem counter-intuitive to mow more frequently to keep your blade sharp, but it will help. 

Avoid Rocks

It can be easy for pebbles and little pieces of rock to end up in your greenery, especially if there's any gravel hardscaping. Those little bits of rock can nick your lawn mower blade. If you have any gravel hardscaping, such as a pathway that you need to cross over so that you can continue to mow your green space, then you will want to either turn your mower off altogether so that the blade isn't spinning when you are crossing those areas (although, that isn't always practical when you are crossing a walkway) or put your mower in neutral so that the blade isn't spinning and then cross over any of the hardscaping or walkways. You could also tip the lawn mower up onto its back wheels. Just make sure the blade isn't spinning if you choose to do that because you could get injured or injure someone else. 

Get the Blade Professionally Sharpened

Another option is to take your lawn mower to a shop that maintains lawn mowers and other types of cutters. They will make sure that your lawn mower blades are nice and sharp. Sharp blades have no nicks that could get deepened or damaged further. The professionals will be able to make sure that your blades are sharpened correctly and safely. If the wrong angle is put on the blade, it won't cut as well, which is why it's best to work with professionals. 

Making sure your lawn mower blade is as sharp as it can be makes your job much easier.