It’s that time of year. Once again, it is time to store your lawnmower or string trimmer until next spring. For many, that means parking the unit and walking into the house. But if you want it to start easily next year, there are a few things you should do before you put it away.
Give Your Outdoor Power Equipment a Good Exterior Cleaning
First and foremost, this is a good time to take a water hose to your mower’s deck and remove as much dirt and accumulated grass as possible. This will keep the rust to a minimum and allow you a better view of the equipment’s condition.
Look over your unit’s belts, blades, tires, etc. Does anything look damaged, should it be replaced before use next spring? If so, now is as good a time as any, to replace damaged parts. Even if you decide not to repair problems at this time, at least you will have a list of what you will need when the time comes to repair. That will insure you are ready to go next mowing season.