It’s that time again to review the condition of your lawn equipment and tools. The winter is a good time to take care of this chore as the tools are not in use and can be sent away for repair as needed. Here are some of the tools that you may use and some maintenance that you may want to consider for the winter or early spring. Enjoy our blog on tool review.
Rakes, shovels, and clippers are often overlooked tools. These should be cleaned and stored every winter in a dry, clean space. During the winter, you may want to inspect these for rust or signs of wear and tear. Invest in new tools or send for repairs during these months of lawn dormancy.
Hand-push and ride-on mowers also need maintenance. Check the blades, spark plugs and clean out the air filter yearly. The oil should be changed regularly and completely emptied during the winter. Depending upon the size of your lawn, this tool is probably the central figure in your arsenal of tools. Be sure to clean the undercarriage after each use and spray off grass clippings after each mowing.
Trimmers and Edgers
These two tools, whether electric or gas powered, need regular maintenance as well. Blades, strings, spark plugs, and exteriors need to be maintained regularly. These tools can make the edging around the flower bed and trees look crisp and clean.
Spreaders can evenly make sure seed or fertilizer is spread throughout your lawn. If you fertilize or spread seed with a rotary spreader you will want to wash this tool out after each use as well.
Leaf blowers are exceptionally important in the early spring and fall to rid the yard of leaves and debris. This tool should be examined every year and stored in a dry place every winter.
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