How to sharpen lawn mower blades safely and easily

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If you’re a DIY gardener you’ll want to know how to sharpen lawn mower blades. Maintaining a sharp clean blade goes a long way to making sure that your grass stays neat and green.  

Whether you are using an electric mower, a cordless lawn mower or one of the best petrol lawn mowers they all need looking after to make sure that they keep your lawn in tip top condition. Here we tell you why, when and how to look after your lawn mower blades. 

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Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.