Are you ready to embrace your electric lawn mower and unlock a new level of lawn care power? Greenworks has put together a few hot tips and tricks to help you maximize your electric mowing experience – and make your yard (and mower!) the envy of the neighborhood.
1. Charge your batteries after each mowing.
2. Prep your yard space before you start your mower.
Just like you need a clean area to cook dinner, you need a clear lawn to mow. Take a few minutes to clean up dog poop, secure any kiddo toys, put away random shoes and move larger branches out of the way. Running over lawn objects can dull your mower’s blade or worse – get stuck. Maximize the runtime and efficiency of your Greenworks cordless mower by doing a quick sweep of your yard before you get started.
3. Watch your speed.
It’s tempting to go at max speed to get the job done as fast as possible, but steadily mowing your lawn will save you time in the long run. Maintaining a consistent speed will give you the most precise cut and maximize your mower’s efficiency.
4. Match your mower deck size to your yard
It’s true: a larger deck size can reduce your mow time. Opt for a mower with a wide deck if you want to be in, out and done quickly. However, if your storage space in your shed or garage is at a premium, you might want to opt for a smaller mowing deck. Greenworks lawn mowers have deck sizes ranging from 13 - 25 inches for self-propelled lawn mowers and a robust 42-inch deck size for zero turn and riding lawn mowers.
5. Optimize your cutting height
If you cut your lawn too short, you risk damaging your yard – but cut it too long and it barely looks like you’ve mowed your lawn. Experts suggest the ideal lawn height depends on several factors, including your region, the type of grass, growing conditions and the season. Blends like fescue need to be left a little longer (3 -4 inches), while bermuda is shorter (1-2 inches). No matter your lawn type, you can easily adjust the cutting deck height with a single lever on your Greenworks mower.
6. Get on a mowing schedule.
Grass is easier to mow when it hasn’t reached skyscraper-level height. Depending on how fast your grass is growing, you’ll want to cut it one to two times a week during the peak of mowing season. Frequent mowing makes the job more manageable and extends your mower’s runtime by not having to work as hard cutting sky-high grass. Luckily, if you’ve gotten off track and your lawn is nearing field-level, Greenworks mowers have brushless motor technology – no bogging down or stalling, even in tall, thick or wet grass.
7. Don't Hassle with a gas mower.
8. Keep your lawn mower blade sharp.
Dull mower blades can drain your battery faster because the mower has to work harder to cut the lawn. If you notice that your battery isn’t lasting as long or if your cut isn’t as precise as it used to be – it might be time to have your blade sharpened. You can also order replacement blades through our website.
9. Clean your mower before you store it.
Did you know that a clean mower is a happy mower? Keep your mower in tip-top shape by blowing off the grass, checking the battery ports for debris and removing any large grass clumps stuck in the blade after each mowing. This extra few minutes goes a long way to your mower’s longevity – and keeps your garage free from grass clipping. You can even fold your Greenworks mower flat and store it vertically to level up your space-saving game.
10. Do your homework and choose the best cordless electric mower for your yard.
Picking out the right mower for the job is a basic but essential tip. If you buy a super-charged electric mower with a tiny yard, you might be frustrated that you can’t unleash all of the mower’s potential power. Similarly, picking a small mower for a large yard can add hours to your weekly lawn care routine – and who has time for that? At Greenworks, we’ve got a mower for every yard size, every voltage system and every budget.
But don’t take our word for it – check it out yourself! You can find Greenworks mowers at your local home improvement stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot, Tractor Supply and more. If online shopping is more your speed, check out all of our lawn mower models at Greenworkstools.com.