During the year, you will be using many different pieces of lawn equipment. While you may rent the majority of it, you will also need to buy a few pieces that you can use year after year. One of the most important pieces of lawn equipment you can buy is a lawn mower.
You will use this often and regularly throughout the year, but before you put away your lawn mower for the season, you should take a look at several items on it that might need your attention. Replacing parts in the fall will make life easier for you during the spring.
When inspecting your lawn mower, you should:
Inspect the mower from top to bottom
Change spark plugs and belts if necessary
Clean the engine
Make sure grips are not worn
Lube chassis and drive
Fill with gasoline
Cover when not using the mower
In addition to the lawn mower, you should also make sure that any other equipment you have is also working properly.
Once you have checked the lawn equipment, you should:
Wrap up all hoses and store indoors
Make sure all outside spickets are turned off
Any equipment that could rust is placed indoors – rakes, trowels, back hoes, etc.
Make sure all chemicals are stored safely
Lawn decorations are properly covered
Having a well stocked shed or garage with tools and materials you will need is another key component to a healthy lawn. You need to have all of the following:
Terry Blackburn. Internet Marketing Consultant, living in South Shields in the North-East of England. Author and Producer of blog http://www.lawnsurgeon.blogspot.com. Author of "Your Perfect Lawn," a 90 Page eBook devoted to Lawn Preparation, Lawn Care and Maintenance. Find it at http://www.lawnsurgeon.com
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