I noticed that after I cut my grass last week my lawn had a brown
sunburned tint to it. Upon closer inspection the very top of many of
the individual blades turned brown where they were cut. Just wondering
if that means my blade is not making a clean enough cut.
If you didnt sharpen it in a year it should be, was it real tall, that
will burn it, did the grass get sun all day after you cut it, best
time is is later in the day but its probably alot to do with the blade
and grass height.
What kind of lawnmower - rider?, push? For a std push mower you can
probably buy a new blade for as much or less than getting it sharpened.
If it's a rider with like twin blades, might wanna take it to a mower
shop for sharpening. At least you know you get the proper bevel and
even. Sharpening yourself on a grinding wheel, you may get a good edge
but the balance is more critical. Unbalanced will cause vibration and
wear on the shaft(s)/bearings I would think.
I have a standard push mower. Just did a tune up today, replaced the
spark plug, filter and oil. I used my dremel tool to try to sharpen
the blade a little. It starts up in one pull now and cuts the grass
perfectly even. I'll check tomorrow to make sure I don't get that
brown edge to the grass. I hope it was just because it was wet and cut
in the morning. I'll report back what I find.
push mower, with a single blade
That may not be the primary problem. Talk to a qualified expert in
your area, a university ag department for example or farm service
organization. There are many lawn grass problems rangng from trivial
to fatal that your local experts can help you with. Good luck.
Aside from looking at the grass tips, did you look at the mower
blade? When was the last time it was sharpened?
A dull blade will cause more damage, because it shreds the leaf tips
instead of cutting it cleanly. IMO, the easiest way to sharpen it is
to use a hand held angle grinder. Takes just a few minutes.
Details, please? What size dowel, and how do you tighten it? Have to be
about the same size as the mower shaft, and then do you tape it on, or what?
Once you get the blade atached to the dowel, what do you do then?
I've balanced lawn mower blades, but you don't provide enough detail for
someone who has never done the process.
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