Nightingale's Tully Lakes Hardware

How to Keep Your Lawn and Mower Cool During the Hot Summer

Posted by  //  June 19, 2016  //  Local Business

It can be hard keeping cool during the long, hot summer – for you, your lawn and your lawn mowing equipment.

Summer heat saps the moisture from the lawn faster than in other seasons, so water more frequently – at least an inch per week — and early in the morning. That gives the water time to seep down to the roots before the blazing sun evaporates it.

Don’t worry about keeping “on schedule” when mowing the lawn in the summer, but do so only when it needs it. Ensure it is mowed to the proper length for the type of grass you have, which can vary by as much as an inch. And, you can mulch your clippings. Let them stay scattered about the lawn; the resultant mulch will provide much-needed fertilizer, of if you prefer a cleaner look – bag them.

Of course, your mowing equipment needs tender loving care in the summer, too. Don’t wait until the season is over to initiate maintenance; regularly check the undercarriage to remove clogs and debris, inspect the air filter for dirt that can make the engine run inefficiently, and sharpen the blade regularly (especially if it has come in contact with rocks or metal).

Tully Lakes Hardware offers lawn mower servicing (and other small engine maintenance and repairs as well). Equipment dropped off at the store will be sent over to Nightingale’s Service Garage in Marcellus for tune-ups, repairs or oil changes. Blade and chainsaw sharpening is also available.

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