Clean the Deck

Clean the deck after each mow.  Most new lawn mowers have a handle design that allows you to rest the deck upright, offering easy access to the underside.  Hose it off with a stream of water and scrape off any tough residue that remains.  If you have to place the lawn mower on its side, rather than back on the handle, always orient it so that the air cleaner is on the upper side.  A dirty deck won’t direct the flow of cut grass correctly and will cause corrosion of the deck structure.