Country Lore: Lawn Mower Maintenance

Does grass stick to the underside of your lawn mower? This reader tip will help the grass slide right off.
April/May 2004
http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/lawn-mower-maintenance-zm0z04zsie.aspx




Grass would always stick to the plastic underside of my electric lawn mower, but the manual said never to use water to spray it off. After a lot of hand brushing, I decided to coat the shroud with spray vegetable cooking oil. When I finished cutting the lawn, that shroud was sparkling clean.

Don Peyton
Monmouth, Oregon