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Why You Need to Keep Your Lawn Mowed & Landscaping Trimmed

Why You Need to Keep Your Lawn Mowed & Landscaping Trimmed

When you invest your money and time into your lawn and landscape, it’s important to do everything you can to keep that investment well-maintained. Mowing your lawn and trimming your landscape is part of keeping it maintained and offers several benefits.

Routine mowing and trimming keep your lawn and landscape looking nice, keeps it healthy, and helps save you time and money by preventing issues later on. Here are some reasons why you need to keep your lawn mowed and landscape trimmed in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and the surrounding central Iowa areas.


A Trimmed & Mowed Lawn & Landscape Adds Curb Appeal

A beautiful landscape and lawn adds curb appeal and increases your home’s property, but only if it’s healthy and well-maintained. Regular maintenance such as trimming and mowing keeps your lawn and landscape looking nice and healthy. Even if you don’t have any plans to sell your home, your lawn and landscape (particularly your front yard) is the first thing visitors notice. A home with a messy, unkempt lawn or landscape detracts from your home’s curb appeal and value. Routine trimming keeps your plants at a manageable size and provides beautiful accenting without detracting from your home’s appeal.

A mowed lawn keeps your yard level and prevents overgrown grass and weeds from taking over the rest of your landscape and creating an unattractive mess.

Regular mowing and trimming keep your lawn ...

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What Happens to Your Lawn Mower Without Regular Service

What Happens to Your Lawn Mower Without Regular Service

All machines need regular maintenance to function properly--and your mower is no exception! Without regular service, your mower can sustain damage and eventually break down.

It’s important to have your mower serviced annually. Our Sharp-N-Lube service offers homeowners a painless way to keep their mowers running smooth and performing well.


Mowers Suffer Engine Damage Without Regular Service

Without regular service, your mower will suffer just like a neglected car. Most manufacturers recommend an oil change at the beginning of every growing season. If left unchanged, oil breaks down and fails to provide proper lubrication, leading to damage and even failure. Dirt and debris can appear inside the oil itself, which can damage internal parts.

An oil change will clear out the used oil and replace it, offering better lubrication and protection.

It’s also recommended to avoid fuel with ethanol because it can gum up your mower’s carburetor. Search for gas stations that sell ethanol free fuel. A good starting point is at a marina or other locations where boats fuel up. You can also use an additive that dissolves ethanol if you can’t find any gas without it.


Mower Blades Need Regular Sharpening to Cut Properly & Avoid Lawn Disease

This lawn mower has received our services in Ankeny.

When mower blades become dull, they won’t cut properly. Instead, they will tear the grass blades. A rough cut will cause your lawn to be susceptible to plant disease, which can spread...

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Sharp-N-Lube Mobile Mower Service

Sharp-N-Lube Mobile Mower Service

We know it's still cold out, but the mowing season is just around the corner. Is your mower ready? One of the keys to a thick and healthy lawn is to have your blades sharpened. This will also keep the chances of lawn getting a disease or fungus at a minimum.

It is recommended to have your blades sharpened and balanced every 15-20 hours of mowing. Sharp and balanced blades provide a more even cut ensuring a healthier turf grass plant. Our Sharp-N-Lube Mobile Mower Service can come to your home and provide this service to you along with our "12 Point standard service" which includes the following: cleaning the engine, changing the oil, checking the tires, greasing the wheels, cleaning upper and lower decks, checking the spark plugs, and cleaning the air filter just to name a few. We provide this service for walk-behind mowers as well as riding mowers.

Call our office today @ (515) 289-2020 to get you mower scheduled as the dates are filling up fast.

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