Local 8 Now WVLT | Knoxville, East Tennessee | News, Weather, Sports

Weather Alert: Widespread Frost, Hard Freeze

Local shop offers lawn mower tips as summer heats up


MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) As summer kicks into gear, it's important to make sure your lawn mower's in its best working condition. Broadway Outdoor Power in Maryville has some tips to extend the life and performance of your mower.

There are two main problems they see: the mower hasn’t been tuned up – which is an easy thing anyone can do; or the gas in the tank is stale and causing problems.

A once a year tune up takes less than 30 minutes and has several benefits.

Tune ups help a lawn mower run better. It will start quickly and run smoothly at full power so you can get your lawn care done and move on to something else.

It also saves money and cut emissions, and it means less gas is needed.

Companies like Briggs & Stratton offer inexpensive kits that include spark plugs, filters, fresh oil and a fuel treatment.

It's also important to take your mower in for occasional tuneups. A technician can sharpen the blade since a dull blade chops the grass rather than making a clean cut. A choppy cut stresses the lawn, exposing it to disease and pests.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 213107151