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Having a lawn mower can help you maintain your garden perfectly. Still to mow the lawn safely, you should follow the tips in this post by John O Brown in Show Low.

How to Use Your Lawn Mower in a Safe Manner

Caring for your lawn is crucial to ensure that your house has a pretty, functional, and safe exterior. Having a lawn mower can be great for that purpose, since it will allow you to maintain your lawn perfectly. Still, using a lawn mower comes with some risks. To ensure you'll stay safe while you work on your lawn, continue reading.

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Learn More About Your Lawn Mower

All lawn mowers do the same thing: they mow your lawn. However, not every single one works the same way. In fact, the rotation systems, way of operating them, energy sources, and more, can differ greatly between one model to the next. That's why, to operate your lawn mower successfully and safely, you should learn as much as you can about it. Reading your owner's manual can help in this respect, since it will keep you informed about how to maintain it, and what you should and shouldn't do on it.

Don't Be a Reckless User

If you have a riding lawn mower, you should treat it as any other regular vehicle. This means that you shouldn't be a reckless user, since you would be putting your and others' safety in peril. To stay safe, don't use your lawn mower if you're under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Likewise, make sure to pay attention to the "road" so you don't cause any accidents. Also, you shouldn't leave it on and unattended. Lastly, don't forget to follow the instructions and the tips mentioned in the owner's manual, so that you can maneuver the lawn mower safely.

Maintain Your Lawn Mower

As mentioned above, your lawn mower is like any other vehicle. And, just like any other vehicle, you need to provide maintenance for it if you want it to work as desired and in a safe manner. To keep it in top shape, make sure to pay attention to it while you're riding it: is everything working as usual? If something is off, address it promptly to keep your mower functional. It's also recommended that you take it to a professional mechanic every so often so they can inspect it, fine-tune it, and help you keep it good as new for longer.

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Consider Your Attire

Something you may overlook but that can have a definite impact on your safety, is what you're wearing while you're riding the lawn mower. Choosing inappropriate clothes can actually lead to accidents and other dangerous situations. To dress appropriately, put on sturdy, closed-toe shoes when you're riding. Your clothes should fit you just right: something too long or loose can get caught in the mower's mechanism. If you'll be working out in the sun, it's also suggested that you don a hat, sunglasses, gloves, and that you apply sunscreen to keep your skin safe while you mow.

Beware of Children

If you have children in your household or near you when you're riding the lawn mower, you need to be very careful. Children love to play outside. Moreover, it's likely they'll feel curious about the vehicle you're riding on. That's why you should take extra measures to ensure children won't get hurt while you work on your lawn. For starters, don't let them ride the lawn mower. You should also keep them at a safe distance when you're on it. Lastly, make sure that their tiny hands don't reach for the blades in your lawn mower to prevent accidents.

Take a Look at Your Work Area Before Starting

Last but not least, it is important that you take a look around the area you'll be working on before you start mowing the lawn. This inspection process will make you aware of any objects that you should remove before you begin. Rocks, toys, branches, and other items can get caught in the mower's blades or be thrown out aggressively by it. If something were to get stuck, it is crucial that you turn the mower off before you reach for it to prevent any accidents.

Call John O Brown in Show Low at (520) 444-2634 if you need assistance to keep your small engine in top shape for longer.


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