Is mowing your yard a chore that you always seemed to put off? With all of us now trying to stay at home and practice social distancing in our society's efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, you've got all the time in the world to work outdoors... but what if you head to your basement and shed and find out that your lawnmower won't start? In this article, New Hope Aquascapes and Landscaping will examine some common lawnmower maintenance problems and how we can help with your lawn care even during COVID-19.
Three Common Reasons Why Lawnmowers Won't Start
Clogged Carburetor – You may be able to clean the carburetor and get new fuel or you may have to replace the entire carburetor.
Needs New Spark Plugs – Spark plugs only last about 5 years. If your battery won't stay charged, then you probably need a fresh set of plugs.
Dead Battery – This is especially common after extended periods of no use, combined with the cold temperatures of winter.
The Costs of Lawnmower Ownership
The average mower only lasts eight years if it has been properly maintained. The average person spends between $40-$90 a year on replacement parts and maintaining their push mower. That cost jumps to $80-$140 a year for riding mowers. No matter what type of mower you have, you also have to pay for gas. Buying a new mower isn't cheap, either. Most mowers cost you several hundred dollars, and a good riding mower will have a four-figure price tag.
No matter what, you have to maintain your yard.
Even if your mower is broken, with warmer weather here, you're going to have to find a way to keep your grass cut and trimmed. Rather than head out to the hardware store searching for parts or shelling out for the cost of a new mower, you can save yourself time and money by letting the professionals at New Hope Aquascapes and Landscaping do the work for you. We remain open for all standard lawn maintenance services, even during the coronavirus pandemic.
Our online notifications on upcoming appointments, and invoices that need to be paid, make the entire process of lawn care possible with no contact. We're also taking measures to protect the health of our employees and our clients. Our team members are frequently washing their hands, practicing social distancing, and limiting their proximity to sick individuals. Any employee who shows symptoms or is diagnosed with COVID-19, or lives in a household with a sick family member, will quarantine themselves at home and not work.
Whether you need someone to maintain your lawn in the short term or you'd like to schedule an annual payment plan, New Hope Aquascapes and Landscaping is here for you. Schedule a free consultation by calling (833) LAWN-411, (423) 367-1214 or . We're proud to serve our clients in Kingsport, Jonesborough, Johnson City, Greeneville, and the surrounding areas in east Tennessee.