Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Problem with Lawn Mower Engine Running Rough

Judy asks, “After changing the spark plug in my lawn mower, it ran fine once, then started running rough again. What could be the problem?”

There are several solutions to try including adjusting the spark gap, cleaning the air and filters, and switching to ethanol-free gasoline.
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How to Keep Your Lawn Mower Running Efficiently

To keep your lawn mower running efficiently, it’s important to perform regular maintenance every year in the spring at the beginning of the mowing season. Watch this video to find out how to keep your lawn mower running right!
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How to Maintain a Lawn Mower

To keep your lawn mower running smoothly, it’s important to maintain it properly. Watch this video to find out what regular maintenance you need to perform to properly maintain your lawn mower.
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How to Change a Lawn Mower Air Filter

If your mower runs rough or is hard to start, you may have a clogged or dirty air filter. Changing or cleaning the air filter is so easy you'll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner! Read on to find out how to change or clean the air filter on your lawn mower.
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How to Change a Lawn Mower Spark Plug

Replacing the spark plug on your lawn mower is an important part of regular maintenance that can make your mower start easier and run smoother. Changing a spark plug can be accomplished in a matter of minutes and costs under $5. Read on to find out how.
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How High to Mow Your Lawn for the Final Cut in the Fall

John asks, “What height should I mow my lawn for my final cut of the fall?”

Once your grass stops growing for the season, it's a good idea to give it one last cutting at a lower height. Read on to find out how to give your lawn its final haircut of the year.
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How to Choose the Right Lawn Mower for Your Yard

Choosing the right mower for your yard and mowing your grass on a regular basis are important to having a good, healthy lawn. When deciding between a push mower or lawn tractor, take into consideration the size, number of obstructions, and slope of your yard. Watch this video to find out more.
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To Bag or Not to Bag the Grass Clipping in Your Yard

Whether you bag the clipping when you cut your grass, or mulch them back into your lawn, depends on how often you cut your yard. Watch this video to find our more.
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Grass Mowing Tips for a Healthy Lawn

A green healthy lawn starts with proper mowing techniques. Watch this video for some tips on how to mow your yard including information on blade care and blade height.