If you are not really familiar with how to use a lawnmower, the first thing that you have to remember is that you should always pay attention to what you are doing and make sure that you keep safety as your primary goal. By their very nature, lawn mowers can be extremely dangerous. Those blades are designed to cut grass at breathtaking speed, but they will also cut through just about anything else they come into contact with. If you hit debris, there is a good chance that it will be expelled out of the chute and it could hit someone or something. Worse yet, people have been severely injured and even killed when they wind up with the lawn mower on top of them for one reason or another.
All it takes is pulling a push mower while you are walking backward without looking where you were going and falling into a hole. Even with a riding lawn mower, if you hit an uneven patch of ground it could cause it to tip over and it could throw you off. The lawn mower could then roll on top of you. Therefore, you have to make sure that you are always being safe and that you don’t allow your attention to be diverted for any length of time whatsoever.
How to Use Your Lawn Mower
The idea behind using a push mower is pretty straightforward. All that you really have to do is start it and then push the lawn mower in the direction you want it to go. In some cases, you can adjust the height of the lawn mower in order to make a deeper cut through the grass but it usually requires either adjusting the wheels or in some cases, removing them all together in order to make the adjustment. The wheels can then be put back on.
If you are using your riding lawn mower, the general idea is the same. However, it is important to remember that riding lawn mowers can be somewhat unstable and they are also fairly heavy. Therefore, it is not unlike combining a lawn mower and an automobile into a single entity, at least from the user’s perspective. Therefore, it is important that you make sure that there are no people or animals in your path, that you know the terrain where you are mowing and that you don’t go so fast that you cause the lawn mower to lose contact with the ground.
Regardless of the type of lawn mower that you are using, getting it started can often be the most difficult part of the entire process. Once you have checked all of your fluid levels and made sure the tires are properly inflated, it is time to start it. This may take some time but if you are patient enough to see it through, you can start mowing the lawn in order to become more familiar with the way the lawn mower reacts as you go. If you are using a riding lawn mower, make sure that you have enough familiarity with the controls to use it safely. As is the case with virtually everything, the longer that you use it, the more comfortable you will become with doing so.