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Best Ways To Make Your Lawn Mower Quieter

Lawnmowers are noisy and unpleasant to the ears. This is why some people prefer to go with a push mower over a riding one, but if you like the convenience of the latter, here are some ways to make your lawnmower quieter.

Best ways to make lawnmower quieter

Buy a quieter lawnmower

The internet is your friend here, or you can just flip through your local paper to find out about your local hardware stores’ sales on lawnmowers. Sometimes there are really good deals at big-box retailers that let you save money without sacrificing quality. Of course, you’ll have to research the models and see how they compare in terms of noise.

A lawnmower that is powerful, but quiet, will go a long way in providing you with peace and tranquility. For those who are worried about the expense, there are some really good deals at big-box retailers that let you save money without sacrificing quality.

One of the other reasons people prefer to go with a push mower over a riding one is because they may not have enough space for a riding one or they live in an apartment complex where riding mowers aren’t allowed. There are also those who find it difficult to use their lawnmower when it is mounted on a tractor or riding on any type of vehicle. Some people prefer to go from one spot on the lawn to another without having to pick their mower up every time.

If you are among those who want a push mower, then there’s a good chance that you have had issues with how loud they can be. If you want to get a push mower but are not sure about the best place to buy one from, then Home Depot or Lowes is the way to go. The reason for this is because of their willingness to provide you with a warranty and some sort of guarantee. As a matter of fact, they offer warranties on all sorts of equipment that can be used around the house as long as it’s not being used in a commercial capacity.

You’ll see push mowers from various manufacturers for sale and each one of them has its own set of pros and cons. For instance, the best push mowers should be able to have a quick start-up time so that you don’t have to deal with delays as you begin your work.


Add a sound muffler

Add a sound muffler, or just attach a thick piece of foam to the bottom of it. This will make your lawnmower much less loud without sacrificing its engine power. It’s pretty simple and cheap too!

Spray WD-40

Spray WD-40 on the wheels as you push them along so that they don’t make as much noise. Just remember to spray it on, and not point the can directly at your ears!

Wear earmuffs over your ears when you mow the lawn

This is a very basic strategy that we all know about already, but it’s worth repeating. You can also put on hearing protection and leave it on until the end of the day, to avoid having your ears ringing constantly.

Make sure you’re not driving while listening to music or talking on the phone. If you have a cell phone with an earpiece, make sure that your Bluetooth is turned completely off when operating a power tool like this one. Pay attention to what you’re doing and make sure your lawnmower is always in good repair. Running a powerful motor through a worn-out blade can lead to it breaking down, getting hot, and making even more noise as you quickly cool it back off by plugging it into an overhead outlet and letting the engine run.


If you have neighbours on either side of you, consider telling them that it might be a good idea to mow the lawn on different days so that they can spread out their noisy work over several days. If this isn’t possible or practical for whatever reason, then at least let them know when you have planned to mow the lawn and how long you plan to take. They might be more understanding if they know the schedule.

Make the engine run as efficiently as possible

Lawnmower engines are designed to use a mix of oil and gasoline that’s both clean-burning and relatively quiet compared to other forms of fuel. Make sure you’re using fresh gas and oil (changing it regularly is a good idea) and don’t let water get into the fuel tank. This can be done by covering it up with an old sock, for example.

Adjust The Blade

If you are looking for temporary solutions, try adjusting the height of the blade on your mower, as this will help reduce the sound of the blades cutting into the grass. Readjusting the height may also allow you to reduce how often you have to sharpen your blade too.

Lawn Mower By Daniel Watson [unsplash]
Lawn Mower By Daniel Watson [unsplash]

Conclusions

Taking a good care of your yard should not be something that gives you headaches. If all you need is a quiet lawn mowing equipment, then it is important that you find something that matches your needs. The best way to do this is to invest a few hours of research before deciding on anything in particular. 

Mowers have gotten a lot of negative press over the past several years for being noisy and polluting, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Many people feel that the only way to reduce their carbon footprint is by not using a mower at all; others appreciate the convenience of a mower but want to reduce noise pollution. 

Consider investing in a quieter lawnmower. Nowadays there is a large selection of quiet mowers on the market for those who want fewer emissions and less noise, although they do tend to cost more. You can also do things like checking your mower’s tire pressure, sharpen its blades so it doesn’t have to run as fast or make as many turns for the same job, and get an air filter that will reduce emissions even further.

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Lawn Mower By Richard Catabay [unsplash]
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