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04/02/2021
If you'll be mowing your lawn to maintain your garden pretty, safe, and functional, you need to learn how to ride your lawnmower safely. For tips on how to do just that, read this post that Les Berkenpas in Byron Center has for you.

With springtime soon approaching, it's time to start enjoying your garden again. The season of rebirth is upon us, which means that soon the flowers will blossom, the trees will get some new leaves, and your lawn will begin to grow green again. And as such, this means that you will soon have to start maintaining your yard once more. As you know, when you have a lawn, you need to mow it every so often. This will guarantee that it will continue to grow healthy and that you will have a pretty, safe, and functional yard. If you have a riding lawnmower, this can be a fairly easy task to get through. You simply get on it and go through the grass that needs to be trimmed. However, you need to be careful when riding your lawnmower, as it is a complex machine that can be dangerous if it's not handled properly. For tips on how you can ride your lawnmower safely, continue reading the post below.

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How to Use Your Lawnmower in a Safe Manner

Find Out More Information on the Lawnmower

First of all, you should realize that even though your lawnmower is a small engine, it's still a complex and potentially dangerous machine. For that reason, it's imperative that you learn more about it before you start riding it. Read your owner's manual, so you're informed on what to do, what not to do, and how to care for it.

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Ride with Your Common Sense

Even if you've never ridden a lawnmower, there are some things you should avoid that are common sense. For example, don't ride if you're drunk or high. Also, don't let children drive or ride the lawnmower. Likewise, avoid doing stunts or leaving the lawnmower on and unattended. Using your common sense prevents accidents.

Maintain the Lawnmower Properly

Your lawnmower will be much safer if it's working correctly and smoothly. To that end, it's recommended that you do a good job at maintaining them. Aside from following the requirements mentioned in your owner's manual, take it to a mechanic regularly, so they can assess its condition and provide the necessary repairs.

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Don the Right Clothing

Believe it or not, what you wear on your riding lawnmower can impact your safety on it. Avoid any clothing that could get in the way: heels, flip flops, loose clothing, and/or clothes that are too long. Instead, don fitted clothing that's comfy and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Plus, don't forget to wear sunscreen.

Keep Children and Pets Safe

Pets and children should be nowhere near the lawnmower. They shouldn't be present when you ride it, and they definitely shouldn't ride it themselves. You should also keep them from reaching under it. Generally, keep children and pets far away from the lawnmower at all times.

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Look over the Area You'll Be Mowing

Another tip that can help you ride safely is looking over the area you'll be mowing. This way, you will be able to detect and remove any objects that could get stuck on your mower (twigs, big rocks, etc.). This will also prevent them from being thrown out violently.

Be Very Carefully When Removing Stuck Items

Lastly, if items were to get stuck in the lawnmower's mechanism, you should be extremely careful when removing them. For starters, make sure that the mower is completely off. Then, use an object to remove the item and avoid the blades as much as possible. If needed, turn to a professional mechanic for assistance.

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