Category Archives: Lawn Mowers

Gear Up for Spring with New Lawn Equipment

Gear Up for Spring with New Lawn Equipment

Winter is upon us now, but spring is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather and growing season coming, it’s a great time to start thinking about what you’ll need to clean up your lawn and garden from winter. This could include clearing out stones or debris that ended up in your yard from plowing, leaves you didn’t rake up in the fall, or any downed limbs or sticks that fell from the weight of winter snow. Failure to care for your lawn in the spring can lead to a poor-looking lawn in the summer.

Of course, getting those springtime tasks completed is a lot easier when you have the right equipment. Let’s take a look at some of the great pieces of lawn machinery available at L.J. Elter & Son that can help you get your lawn ready for a summer of enjoyment.

Thatched LawnAerators

Aerating your lawn is the process of poking holes into your lawn to ensure the roots get nutrients from fertilizer and can grow your lawn back full and lush. If you fail to properly aerate your lawn, you’ll basically be throwing fertilizer onto the top of the lawn and hoping that the roots will receive the nutrients. Properly aerating your lawn will ensure you have a vibrant green lawn by the middle of the spring. At L.J. Elter & Son, we have Trac Vac aerators in stock to help you get your lawn healthy this spring.


Thatch is organic buildup of dead grass, leaves and other natural debris. Dethatching your lawn is the process of removing this buildup, which can choke out your lawn if left unmanaged. Using a dethatcher will help your lawn regrow and increase the ability of roots to receiving the nutrients and moisture needed to thrive once the snow and frost breaks. Shop our selection of Trac Vac dethatchers to help you keep your lawn in great shape.

Lawn Mowers

This one seems like it’s a no brainer, but most people don’t realize that mowing your lawn in the spring can be essential to proper growth in the summer months. Mowing your lawn in the spring helps get rid of dead blades and mulch up leaves and other debris that’s left over from the fall. There are multiple options for lawn mowers, whether you have a small lawn and need a simple push mower, require a riding lawn mowers for your larger property or need high-power solutions like lawn mower attachments for your tractor or a zero-turn riding lawn mower.  At LJ Elter & Son, we have a full selection of mowers in stock from Ariens, Cub Cadet, Toro and more.

L.J. Elter & Son has locations across Maryland help you find the landscaping equipment you need this spring. Stop in and shop at any of our four locations today or give us a call to learn more.

Make Your Autumn To-Do List Fall Down Fast

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Get Your Power Equipment Ready for Fall

The changing of seasons calls for a change in outdoor power equipment, which means it is time to start considering your outdoor needs for autumn. Do you need a new mower? Is your leaf blower still working? If you aren’t prepared for fall, don’t worry! LJ Elter & Son is ready to help you getContinue Reading

Five Most Common Lawnmower Problems

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Zero-Turn Mowers: A Look at the Evolution

The zero-turn lawn mower has changed how many not only cut their lawns, but maintain their yards as well. Many of us however only know the mower as the machine it is today and not how it got its start so many years ago. Let’s take a look back in time and find out howContinue Reading

How often should you sharpen your lawn mower blades?

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What Type of Lawn Mower is Best for your Yard?

There are many different types of lawn mowers available, and some are best suited for specific types of yards. When it comes time to purchase a new lawn mower, the main choice you have to make is whether you want a push lawn mower or a riding lawn mower. There are pros and cons forContinue Reading