Preparing a mower for spring

Whether you have a classic mower or an automated lawnmower, several maintenance steps are essential before you start using it again. 

Cleaning a mower

The first and most important step is to properly clean the mower and its parts. Ideally, you should clean the mower after each use to prevent clogging with garden waste. Always make sure the mower is switched off before cleaning.  Remove old grass, leaves and dirt which have accumulated around the blades. Do not use any sharp tools for cleaning since these will scratch the mower and encourage rust. Spark plugs do not need to be replaced each season, although we recommended cleaning them together with the filter at least at the beginning of the season. The best way to clean a filter is to blow it with compressed air.


Oil changes and sharpening blades

You should change mower oil at least once a year. If you have never changed it previously, place a container below the drain plug and remove the plug. After draining all old oil, dispose of it properly in environmentally friendly manner, then replace the plug and fill the mower with new oil. We recommend cleaning and sharpening the blades at the beginning of the season. During the season, maintaining blade sharpness with a file or electric grinder is sufficient.

Our tip: Did you know that dry ice cleaning technology completely removes smears and oil from different surfaces without creating secondary waste or using chemicals? The cleaning process applies three basic phenomena: kinetic energy, thermal shock, and sublimation. The process only removes residues and no secondary waste is produced. Dry ice blasting is a cleaning method which is effective, gentle on the cleaned materials and environmentally friendly. Dry ice inhibits bacterial growth, stops the growth of fungus, yeast and spores, and reduces biological contaminants. It is non-toxic, odourless and suitable for all surfaces – metal, wood, concrete, even fine wood grains.

✅ How can the whole mower be effectively cleaned? Take a look at our very gentle, efficient and fast dry ice cleaning method, which is non-abrasive and effective both on the engine and electrical components. Grass residues and dirt can cause overheating or damage to the engine. The cleaning process should not take you more than 20 minutes. It will not damage any mower parts, and importantly, compared to cleaning with high pressure nozzles and water, no bark is present beneath the mower, the machine does not need wiping, and its components do not need additional protection.


Watch a short video on how to clean a mower with dry ice technology: