If you have been noticing an uneven cut to your lawn recently and your mower blades are still new and sharp, then you might have an uneven mower deck which is causing the problem.
Using your lawnmower with an unlevel mower deck means the right-hand blade tip will end up being either lower or higher than the left-hand blade tip, resulting in an uneven cut on your grass or even potential ruts in your lawn.
Luckily, a lawn mower deck level adjustment can solve this issue and be achieved with a simple socket and wrench so your mower can be working at the correct even deck height.
To explain how to do this further, we have put together a short step by step guide below that will take you through how to adjust an unlevel deck.
Levelling your lawn mower deck is straightforward and easy to do, even as a beginner you can follow your manual instructions to do this, and proper deck adjustment can solve many issues such as dead grass patches, blunt blades and an uneven cut.
We have broken down how to level your mower deck on a riding mower into simple steps for you to follow below.
Why does my right-hand blade tip keep going lower than my left-hand blade tip?
This uneven cutting deck might be caused by loose adjustment nuts which are getting knocked and moved when you use your mower on bumps or rough terrain around your garden.
Check the mower's manual for specifics on how to adjust your deck properly.
What is the best cutting height deck height for tall grass?
For very tall grass, your mowing deck height should be anywhere between 3-4 inches high to tackle the tough grass with ease and cut evenly.
How do you adjust a push mower cutting deck height?
You can adjust the mowing deck height of your push mower by following the instructions above, except you will have to raise your mower level to gain access to the cutting deck.
Overall, adjusting the mowing deck height should be done whenever you notice an uneven cut coming from your mower, just simply follow the step by step guide above to measure your blades accurately and make adjustments where needed by changing the knobs.
Always follow safety instructions from your mower while working around the deck area and remove the spark plug at all times.