Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Thursday, 6 September , 2018
The time for the last mowing of the year is quickly approaching. As we said in a recent issue, autumn is merely weeks away from its Sept. 22 launch.
In this issue, the San Diego landscaping experts at Juniper Landscape Company will share tips for the right way to prepare your mower for the off-season.
Steps For Proper Lawn Mower Storage
Resist the urge to drain the fuel tank dry.
By draining the tank of fuel, you’re putting your mower’s carburetor at risk because oxygen is allowed in. Also, if the tank sits completely empty for an extended period, moisture will collect from the empty air. This can easily lead to corrosion throughout your mower’s motor.
Instead, add a fuel stabilizer to the fuel left in the tank. To do it the right way, add the stabilizer, and then run the mower for a couple of minutes so that it can circulate. This helps to prevent the fuel from degrading during the winter months.
Unhook the battery and store it in a dry place.
The proper way to do this is to disconnect the negative cable first, followed by the positive cable. Afterward, use a cloth to clean the battery itself, and a metal brush to clean the battery terminal.
Change the oil.
This is especially important if you didn’t change the oil during the mowing season. Taking care of that before you store your mower can go a long ways toward lubricating the system and ensuring an easy start in the spring.
Store the mower in the right place.
The key thing to remember is to keep your mower out of the elements. Instead, find a cool, dry location for your mower…one that will not attract the infestation of animals.
For expert landscaping help in San Diego, get in touch with Juniper Landscape Company.
Whether it’s providing regular lawn maintenance, helping you to select the right trees and plants or working with you to design a whole new landscape for your property, we’d love to work with you in adding value to your San Diego home.
Call us here at Juniper Landscape Company. Our number is 619-334-9464 or you can reach us via email.
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