Top mowing tips
Did you know that the amount of pollution emitted by the average lawn mower on an average lawn, when run for an hour, is equal to that of a car being driven for roughly 300km?
This gets worse if the mower is out of tune. Making sure the mower is tuned will not only help save the environment, but it will save you money by requiring less fuel and will minimise the wear and tear on the internal parts making the mower last much longer.
Matt Kiesey-Calding from Motosapien in Cairns says that about 68,000 people in the USA get injured each year thanks to the “harmless” lawn mower.
“Having your mower serviced and inspected can save a lot of grief and pain if something is about to break and is found and fixed in time,” Matt says.
Matt’s top mowing tips:
Taking more than onethird of a blade of grass will cause it to lose too much moisture and it will take longer to recover which allows weeds to thrive. When mulching, never take more than one-third off, the more often you cut and leaving the total length around 8cm the healthier your lawn should be. Leaving your grass around 8 cm long will minimise the amount of weeds and thin spots in your yard.
Old blunt blades will not cut well and damage the grass as well as making you
work harder. Sharp blades make a huge difference to the look of your lawn.
If the grass is very long, it’s better to start at the highest setting and slowly drop it
down to the usual height. You may have to cut the grass two or even three times
before it’s at its normal height. Doing this will save a huge amount of strain on
you and your mower and, when finished, your lawn will look much better.
Use the line trimmer and hedge trimmer first, then the mower will either catch or
much the clippings, saving you from having to clean it all up after mowing.
“Motosapien Husqvarna has battery products that are virtually silent, virtually maintenance-free, direct emission free, low vibrations and easy to use,” Matt says.
“Plus, these products are much nicer to your body because there’s no noise or vibrations.”
Motosapien Husqvarna can service any brand of garden products and is also a warrantyapproved repairer for Husqvarna, Briggs and Stratton, McCulloch, Gardena, Flymo, Crommelins and more.
“Husqvarna have been around for over 325 years ... (they) are the world’s biggest garden power products manufacturer and they offer a five year residential warranty,” Matt says.
Drop in to Motosapien Husqvarna and speak to Matt or Simon about servicing your mower or any garden power product you have.
Or, if you’re in the market for a new mower, line trimmer, hedge trimmer, chainsaw, zero turn, lawn tractor or anything else, then drop in and check out the Husqvarna range of power products.
The LC141Li battery push mower with battery and charger and the all new LC19SP self-propelled mower are available at Motosapien Mowers and Motorcycles Cairns.