Getting Your Lawn Mower Ready Spring Grass Cutting

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  • Fix It Friday - Tuning Up Your Lawn Mower
  • Fix It Friday - Tuning Up Your Lawn Mower
  • Fix It Friday - Tuning Up Your Lawn Mower
  • Fix It Friday - Tuning Up Your Lawn Mower
  • Fix It Friday - Tuning Up Your Lawn Mower


Tom is a graduate of LSU College of Engineering and has worked in project and company management for more than twenty five years. Starting as a Project Engineer for an Energy company, Tom advanced through numerous levels of engineering and corporate management positions. In 1998, Tom fulfilled a long held dream of building homes and began his own construction firm.

Today, that firm, Southern Evergreen High Performance Homes, is Greensboro's exclusive builder of Southern Living Custom Homes and offers many services including Architecture, Interior Design, Real Estate and Construction.  Tom is one of only 100 builders across America to earn the Southern Living Builder designation. In addition, he hold holds several certifications including an Unlimited North Carolina General Contractor License a North Carolina Real Estate and Broker License, a nationally recognized Certified Green Professional Designation and an EPA Certified Lead Renovator Certificate.   Tom joined the Good Morning Show team with the Fix-it Friday series in 2009.

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Greensboro, NC -- Now is the time to get your lawn mower tuned up to cut grass this spring. 

Check your spark plug to make sure it is clean with no carbon build up, clean or replace it. Make sure the air filter is not clogged with grass  or other debris clean or replace it with a new filter.

Most importantly check your oil, which is the life blood of your mower. You want the oil to be clean and clear, if it is dark and black it needs to be changed.

The  last step is critical and a little bit dangerous, and that is to replaced or sharpen the blade(s) on your lawn mower.  Not only is it good for the lawn mower itself and its operation, it is also good for the grass. A clean cut on your grass is much better than a jagged cut, which a blade that is not sharp will do. It really is a very critical  component and it has to be balanced properly, and it is truly not something you  want to do at home  unless you are very experienced. 

Mr. Fix It Tom Garcia shows you the steps you need to do to get your lawn mower ready.


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