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20 Things to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower

There's lots to consider when it comes time to buy a lawn mower

12 Tricked-Out Lawn Mowers You Need to See

Whether you want your machine to go faster or have more style, these tips for tricking out your lawn mower...


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8 Most Common Lawn Tractor Repairs

If you own a lawn tractor, a.k.a. a riding lawn mower, knowing how to make these eight common repairs can...


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How to Get Your Lawn Mower Ready for Spring

A little maintenance twice a year pays off with longer, more reliable lawn mower performance. The work isn't difficult and...


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How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

It's easy when you know what you're doing!

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Lawn Mower

How to pick the perfect lawn mower match for your property and your comfort level.


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What Type of Oil Should I Use in My Lawn Mower?

Your lawn mower needs the right kind of engine oil used in the right way. Read on to learn about...

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Lawn Mower Parts You Can Replace Yourself

Lawn mower letting you down? A little repair know-how can go a long way. Learn which lawn mower parts you...


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Riding Lawn Mower Buying Guide

A riding lawn mower is a major time saver, but also a significant investment! Learn about riding mower tech, features...


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The Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Push Mower

Thinking of buying a push mower? Here's an overview of options, cost and features.


How to Get Rid of Gasoline Smell

To get rid of that smell, you'll need to do much more than mask it with a sweetly-scented spray.

20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


Yes, You Need to Winterize Your Lawn Mower. Here’s How.

Now’s the time to put your lawn mower away before the ground is covered with a foot of snow. We'll...


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How to Change Oil for a Lawn Mower

The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to change lawn mower oil.


Tips for Buying a Walk-Behind Lawn Mower

Whether you're buying your first mower or replacing an old one, navigating the maze of models and features can be...


Why is My Lawn Mower Smoking?

Leaking oil from the exhaust is the usual cause of blue, white or black smoke from a lawn mower. Learn...

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Buy this PDF & Cut List

A little garden and lawn mower shed that spells big relief...


How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button


What You Need to Know About Lawn Mower Oil

There are still some drivers who check their oil levels every time they gas up, but most mowers of lawns...


Riding Lawn Mower Reviews

All riding lawn mowers fall into one of four classes. Use this review of features and prices to decide which...


22 Common Household Items Turned Into Useful Yard Tools

Bet you’ve never thought to use a cereal box for lawn mower maintenance. Learn about this and other ways to...


25 Companies with Super Useful Warranties

Whether it’s a riding lawn mower or kitchen cutlery, any purchase for your home is an important one. That’s why...


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Is a Robot Lawn Mower Right for You?

Tired of pushing that old gas-powered mower around your yard? Maybe it's time for something quieter and smarter. Here's why...


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Sharpen Your Lawn Mower Blade

An angle grinder makes quick work of this dirty job.

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Lawn Mower Repair: Broken Cord

Replace a broken starter rope in a half hour.


Lawn Mower Won’t Start

Learn the reasons why a lawn mower won't start after winter or during peak season, and how to fix those...


Electric Lawn Mower Reviews: Best Cordless Lawn Mower

Which cordless lawn mower should you buy?


How to Know When You Need a New Lawn Mower

A carbon-coated spark plug can make for hard starting, and so can old gas or a plugged carburetor. All are...


Tips to Winterize Your Lawn Mower

Learn the correct way to store your lawn mower over the cold winter months. Gasoline left in your mower during...


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13 Incredible Self Propelled Lawn Mower Options

Self-propelled lawn mowers save time and muscle power. We'll cover what features to look for and list outstanding options in...