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September 06, 2021

How to Clean Your Lawn Mower Deck

These easy maintenance tips will help keep your mower in top form


Photo: Billy Currie/ Getty Images

With lawn mower season still in full swing, make sure you’re cleaning your tool’s deck regularly for optimal performance. Properly removing grass clippings and other yard debris after each use is important for smooth, even mowing.

“Clippings can get stuck on the underside of the deck, reducing airflow that’s critical for mower performance,” says Misha Kollontai, the engineer who leads CR’s lawn mower testing. “These clippings can also lead to rust if the locked-in moisture—and potentially fertilizer—are exposed to the deck for too long.”

Follow these simple steps to clean the lawn mower deck:

If your mower has a washout port, the job is as simple as inserting a garden hose and letting the spray do its work. That’s easiest to do just after mowing, when the clippings are still moist. 

By Tobie Stanger

Feburary 21, 2021

Why Consumers Are Buying More Lawn & Garden Equipment amid the COVID-19 Pandemic




In 2020, residential sales of lawn and garden equipment spiked as DIY activity surged among consumers, who found themselves spending more time at home than ever before and relying on DIFM services less, leading them to invest in new equipment. 

By The Freedonia Group 

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