There are more or less useful accessories for the different types of lawn mowers. In this guide, we would like to recommend accessories that you should definitely consider when buying your new mower, so that you can mow your lawn without problems, without much interruption and, above all, comfortably and easily.
The most important part on a lawn mower is the blade, also called the cutting blade. Only with a sharp and flawless cutting blade will the grass be neatly cut to the desired length.
But what happens with a dull blade? In this case, the blades of grass are torn or merely pressed down, making the work much more difficult for you and the lawn mower. In the long run, the quality of the lawn suffers, as uncleanly cut grass develops worse. Therefore, it is always advisable to order one or two spare blades right at the time of purchase, so that you have one right at hand in case of emergency.
Some lawn mowers already come with one, while on others it’s available as an optional accessory – we’re talking about the mulching kit. If available, you should look for it when purchasing a new mower, as it offers several advantages for you and your lawn.
For one thing, the cut grass remains on the lawn when mulched, thereby returning many important nutrients to it right away. This keeps your lawn healthy and long-lasting. On the other hand, you save the annoying emptying of the catcher bag when mowing, which takes up quite a bit of time with large lawns. The small additional costs for a mulching kit are therefore worthwhile in any case.
In most cases, lawn mower wheels are made of plastic and are therefore susceptible to hard impacts, for example against boundary stones. But the sun also causes the plastic wheels to become porous and brittle over the years. A broken wheel is not a big problem, however, as there are replacements available for most models.
Equipment such as lawn mowers should not be exposed to the elements, such as direct sunlight and rain, as well as dirt or wind, which will affect their operation and reduce their lifespan in the long run. The UV rays of the sun can damage the tires and the rain can cause the metal parts to start rusting. Buying a lawn mower cover is an affordable, sensible and worthwhile investment.
Already when purchasing a lawn mower, you should think about a suitable parking space and, if necessary, build it in the form of a small garden shed or shed. At the latest as soon as the mowing season is over and winter is just around the corner, you will need a shelter to protect the expensive garden tool from moisture.