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Best Zero Turn Lawn Mowers for 2020

Here are our picks for the top zero turn lawn mowers in six categories.

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Zero Turn Mower Buying Guide

A zero turn mower allows you to move faster and navigate impossibly tight turns. If you've got a demanding yard,...


How to Get Rid of Gasoline Smell

To get rid of that smell, you'll need to do much more than mask it with a sweetly-scented spray.


Yes, You Need to Winterize Your Lawn Mower. Here’s How.

Now’s the time to put your lawn mower away before the ground is covered with a foot of snow. We'll...


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How to Change Oil for a Lawn Mower

The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to change lawn mower oil.

Tips for Buying a Walk-Behind Lawn Mower

Whether you're buying your first mower or replacing an old one, navigating the maze of models and features can be...


Why is My Lawn Mower Smoking?

Leaking oil from the exhaust is the usual cause of blue, white or black smoke from a lawn mower. Learn...

Outdoor Storage Locker

A little garden and lawn mower shed that spells big relief for a crowded garage.


How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button


What You Need to Know About Lawn Mower Oil

There are still some drivers who check their oil levels every time they gas up, but most mowers of lawns...


Riding Lawn Mower Reviews

All riding lawn mowers fall into one of four classes. Use this review of features and prices to decide which...

22 Common Household Items Turned Into Useful Yard Tools

Bet you’ve never thought to use a cereal box for lawn mower maintenance. Learn about this and other ways to...


25 Companies with Super Useful Warranties

Whether it’s a riding lawn mower or kitchen cutlery, any purchase for your home is an important one. That’s why...


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Is a Robot Lawn Mower Right for You?

Tired of pushing that old gas-powered mower around your yard? Maybe it's time for something quieter and smarter. Here's why...


Lawn Mower Won’t Start

Learn the reasons why a lawn mower won't start after winter or during peak season, and how to fix those...


Electric Lawn Mower Reviews: Best Cordless Lawn Mower

Which cordless lawn mower should you buy?

How to Know When You Need a New Lawn Mower

A carbon-coated spark plug can make for hard starting, and so can old gas or a plugged carburetor. All are...


12 Tricked-Out Lawn Mowers You Need to See

Whether you want your machine to go faster or have more style, these tips for tricking out your lawn mower...


Tips to Winterize Your Lawn Mower

Learn the correct way to store your lawn mower over the cold winter months. Gasoline left in your mower during...


13 Incredible Self Propelled Lawn Mower Options

Self-propelled lawn mowers are ideal for steep slopes, large lawns and other mowing situations where having a little extra kick...


Rocking Robots That Will Cut Your Lawn the Best

How many times have you wished that you could just sit back and read a book while someone else mows...


20 Things to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower

There's lots to consider when it comes time to buy a lawn mower


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How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

It's easy when you know what you're doing!


How to Tune Up a Lawn Mower

Keep your mower running smoothly and efficiently.

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How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...


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Stuff We Love: Ryobi Electric Riding Lawn Mower

See what The Family Handyman staff thinks of this high-tech electric riding mower.


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Lawn Mower Grass Chute Saver

This lawn mower hack will save you a ton of time.


How to Get Started in Welding

Whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, learning to weld gives your...


Easy-to-Check Dipstick

This is why you need to mark up your lawn mower dipstick


Easier Lawn Mower Oil Draining

A turkey baster to drain lawn mower oil?