Go ahead and take a walk around your lawn and be sure to remove sticks, rocks and any other debris.
If you’ve got any long blades of grass and weeds over 6”, get rid of them. They’ll just get pushed over by your reel mower and won’t be cut.
We recommend you mow before your grass gets to be 6” tall. You might need to mow more frequently than with a powered mower but your lawn will thank you.
Reel mowers only cut when they’re moving so mow in long, straight runs to reduce stops and starts.
As you walk faster, cutting power increases. Don’t run—that's not safe. A brisk walk will do the trick.
The reversible grass chute can direct clippings forward and away from you or back and downward.
Set your cut height so that you’re cutting no more than 3” of grass.
If the front end of your mower rises as you push, the handle is set too high. If you have to hunch when turning, it’s too low.
Before you store it, remove clippings and other debris from the mower with a broom. If your mower is wet, be sure to dry it with a towel and spray it with rust preventer as soon as possible.